The Kinks may reunite for new album and tour

The Sixties rock band are set to reform with new material

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It’s been over 20 years since their last album but The Kinks could be reforming for a new album and tour, according to lead singer Ray Davies.

Davies has revealed that he has been meeting with his brother and fellow band member, Dave, about a possible reunion.

“We’ve also spoken a few times on the phone and emailed,” he told The Sunday Times. “He’s been composing his own songs, but I’d really like to write with him again.”

The singer added that they wanted to write new material rather than relying on their old hits, which they would then take on tour.

The English rock band released their last album, Phobia, in 1993 before announcing their split in 1996 due to a lack of commercial success and tensions between Ray and his brother.

The pair have had a notoriously difficult relationship and had numerous arguments throughout their time in the band. Last month, Ray told the audience at the Hay Festival that he once tried to kill his brother while on stage in Cardiff. Since the band went their separate ways, both Ray and Dave released albums.

There have been several rumours of the band reforming, including plans for a possible reunion featuring the original line-up, but these were hampered by ill health and the death of bassist Peter Quaife in 2010.

Last year Davies expressed interest in uniting with his fellow band members to mark their 50th anniversary in 2014.