On Monday, The Kinks’ frontman, Ray Davies, confirmed that the English rock band will be getting back together after over 20 years. The group, who first came to fame with 1964’s “You Really Got Me”. broke up in 1996, primarily due to commercial failure and increasing tension among the band’s members.
In a recent interview with BBC’s Channel 4, Ray Davies announced that the group would be getting back together to record an album, and his brother Dave Davies and Mick Avory areon board. As he explained, “We’ve been talking about it because I’ve got all these songs that I wrote, then the band — not broke up, we parted company — and I think it’s kind of an appropriate time to do it.” Addressing concerns of the tension between Dave and Mick, Ray added, “The trouble is, the two remaining members, my brother Dave and Mick, never got along very well. But I’ve made that work in the studio and it’s fired me up to make them play harder, and with fire.”
This announcement comes ahead of the release of Ray Davies’ latest album, Our Country: Americana Act II on Friday, which marks the second collaboration Davies has released with the Jayhawks.