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…

The Kinks

On The Stereo #14

August 28, 2018 in Music

This time we pick out new tracks from The Kinks, Kurt Vile, OMI, Petrol Girls, Ariana Grande and Ward Thomas…

Animal House 'Hot Bodies' EP artwork

‘Hot Bodies’ by Animal House (EP)

June 30, 2017 in Music

Animal House have swapped their native Australia for the UK and their vibrant, colourful guitar-pop music will make you dance…

Dave Davies & Russ Davies 'Open Road' album cover

‘Open Road’ by Dave Davies & Russ Davies (Album)

April 26, 2017 in Music

The legendary guitarist and Kinks co-founder once again teams up with his son on this sentimental and carefully crafted album…

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…

The WizBangs

EXCLUSIVE! ‘I’ll Find A New Love, Too’ by The WizBangs

January 17, 2017 in Music, News

Today’s exclusive is from a father and sons pop-rock trio who channel the spirit of 60s’ rockabilly and roots rock…

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…

Augmented Climbing

The Week In Review (19-25 Sep)

September 25, 2016 in News

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…

The Heavy

Interview: The Heavy

April 9, 2016 in Features, Interviews

We meet the genre-blending rock band’s main songwriters, singer Kelvin Swaby and guitarist Dan Taylor, from our neighbouring city, Bath…

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’…

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…

Rhyming Dictionary

Good Rhymes Bad Rhymes

June 3, 2012 in Features

Ten great lyrical couplets that have inspired, stimulated and entertained us over the years… and ten that sadly have not!…