Dave Davies

The Kinks are back in the studio

July 20, 2019 in News

Dave Davies lifts the lid and teases details of what the band is working on, now they are back together…

Dave Davies

How I wrote ‘Death Of A Clown’ by The Kinks’ Dave Davies

July 7, 2019 in Features, How I Wrote, Interviews

The lead guitarist, songwriter and singer of the influential English 60s rock band tells of his classic track’s haunting origins…

Ray Davies. Photo: Steve Gullick

New Ray Davies LP on the way

January 25, 2017 in News

The Kinks songwriter prepares to release ‘Americana’, a 15-track collection of originals inspired by his memoir of the same name…

Ray Davies

Ray Davies is knighted

December 31, 2016 in News

The New Year Honours List sees The Kinks’ songwriter and frontman awarded a knighthood for his service to the arts…

The Kinks Sunny Afternoon

‘Sunny Afternoon’ by The Kinks (Album)

October 18, 2015 in Music

With the ‘Sunny Afternoon’ stage musical going great guns in London’s West End, here comes the accompanying two-CD ‘greatest hits’…

Interview: Ron Sexsmith

September 1, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The Canadian ‘songwriter’s songwriter’ started learning hundreds of covers, has a ‘no co-writing’ rule and hasn’t got a mobile phone…

Sodajerker presents… Tom Robinson

March 18, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The podcasting duo Sodajerker secure some time with a national treasure, as they talk songwriting with the brilliant Tom Robinson…

Muswell Hillbillies

Muswell Hillbillies (Deluxe Edition) by The Kinks (Album)

October 22, 2013 in Music

An oft-overlooked album from Ray Davies and co gets the Deluxe Edition treatment, a full 42 years after its original…

Isle Of Noises

Book review: ‘Isle Of Noises’ by Daniel Rachel

October 7, 2013 in Gear

This book sets out to do for British artists what ‘Songwriters On Songwriting’ did for their US counterparts – and…