Earlier this year Dave Davies told us he was hopeful that he and his brother Ray would be able to record a new Kinks album.
Well, things are progressing, albeit slowly. Dave tells Rolling Stone, "We keep going backwards and listening to a lot of old stuff. Some of that is very good, and some of it needs a bit of work... Some we recorded but never used. Others don’t have finished vocals or they need other embellishments.”
Both original Kinks drummer Mick Avory and his replacement, Bob Henrit, are playing on the tracks, which Dave says are still in demo form. "Ray is still dissecting various other material we might use. The intention is to get the work out, but it’s not a done deal.”
If they get it done, it will be their first new studio album since Phobia in 1993.
While we're waiting, we'll get a 50th anniversary edition of Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) in October.