Dave Davies, Ray Davies; ABC AudioFor the past year or two, founding Kinks members Ray Davies and Dave Davies have been telling the media that they are working on material for a possible new album by the band. Dave recently shared a little update on the project's status with ABC Audio, reporting that things are progressing, albeit rather slowly.
"[W]e're still kind of working hard on ideas. And we've got some archive stuff that we've had that hasn't been released yet," the guitarist reveals. "So we're still very intent on getting some new product together, but it's taken longer than we thought. But it's not from want of trying."
Dave explains that he and Ray haven't "actually done…new sessions together," but notes that besides trying to complete unfinished archival tracks, he and his older brother have recorded demos of new songs "that would constitute work on a new album, I guess."
In October, Ray Davies told Rolling Stone that he and Dave were trying to write songs together, something they hadn't done too often in the past.
"We have worked on a couple of ideas, yeah, which is very exciting," Dave confirms to ABC Audio, "but haven't gotten anything concrete finished yet.
He adds, "There's a lot of interesting ideas and new ideas, so we'll have to see how it shapes up."
Dave also points out that one of the reasons he thinks it's taken a long time for he and Ray to finish the project, at least with regard to the archival material, is because The Kinks were so prolific.
"It's weird because it's always kind of almost been a problem with The Kinks," he maintains. "There's always a lot of stuff -- a lot of music, a lot of ideas...It's been like a blessing and a curse in a way."
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