Ray Davies confirms new live dates incoming...
Ray Davies (Credit: Alex Lake)

Legendary 60s act The Kinks are set to reform.

The group's thrashing power chords helped pioneer garage rock with early hits such as 'You Really Got Me', before the more pastoral idylls of songwriter Ray Davies became apparent.

Broadening in scope, the band absorbed Eastern influences and dollops of Americana, before turning a withering eye to British life.

The Kinks split in 1996, but the band's internal chemistry had long been fractious before this.

Speaking to Channel 4 News, singer Ray Davies confirmed that the group had reformed, with the frontman set to be joined by band mates Mick Avory and Dave Davies.

Live dates are set to be detailed, with The Kinks working on a new album. Ray Davies commented: "I’ve got some great Kinks tunes in my head..."

Watch the interview below.

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