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Gotcha Covered: “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”

Flip over "Sunny Afternoon," one of the finest singles cut by the Kinks in the upward sweep of a long, long creative peak, and you…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2017 - 10:56 am

Counting Down

The Kinks Albums From Worst To Best

In some ways, the story of the Kinks feels familiar: In 1962, four working-class London teenagers besotted with American R&B and country music unite. Their…
Timothy & Elizabeth Bracy | September 24, 2014 - 11:59 am

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Hear The Kinks’ Previously Unreleased “Time Song” From Village Green Preservation Society 50th Anniversary Reissue

At this point, the members of the Kinks have spent nearly as much time feuding as they've spent being in a band together -- longer,…
Peter Helman | August 15, 2018 - 1:26 pm

The Kinks Will Reunite, Says Ray Davies

Ray Davies formed the Kinks with his younger brother Dave in 1964, and the band had a long, tempestuous, and productive run. The Kinks were…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm

Hear James Elkington Cover Three Kinks Songs For Lagniappe Sessions

Last month, the British-born, Chicago-based guitarist James Elkington released the lush, lovely singer-songwriter album Wintres Woma, one of the finest folk-rock LPs in recent memory.
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2017 - 2:19 pm

Ray Davies Receives Knighthood

That's Sir Ray Davies to you. The Kinks legend was officially knighted by Prince Charles in a ceremony at London's Buckingham Palace today, The Daily
Peter Helman | March 16, 2017 - 9:12 pm

Watch The Kinks’ Ray And Dave Davies Reunite Onstage For “You Really Got Me”

Last night, the Kinks' Ray Davies and Dave Davies ceased their legendary fraternal bickering long enough to share a stage for the first time in…
Peter Helman | December 19, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Kinks Biopic You Really Got Me Gets Stars, Director

We're nearing an age when just about every legendary musical figure gets a biopic, and the Kinks appear to be next in line. The drama…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2015 - 3:45 pm

The So So Glos – “Father Christmas” (The Kinks Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

NYC punk staple the So So Glos have decided to celebrate the holiday season in their characteristic style: by rocking out super hard. They've provided…
James Rettig | December 24, 2014 - 9:51 am

The Kinks Reunion May Finally Happen

Picture Dave Davies when he's getting old, sat by the fireside a-pondering on. He'd probably want to make the most of his time on earth…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2014 - 10:04 am

Telekinesis – “This Time Tomorrow” (The Kinks Cover)

For the upcoming compilation I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson, bands cover a variety of artists whose songs have popped up in scenes…
Miles Bowe | April 14, 2014 - 4:52 pm

FUZZ – “Till The End Of The Day” (Kinks Cover)

Ty Segall's bludgeoning stoner-rock power trio FUZZ released their self-titled debut album last year, but since they're a Ty Segall project, it's tough to imagine…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Colin Meloy – “Do You Remember Walter?” (Kinks Cover)

Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy is releasing a new EP of Kinks covers entitled, sensibly, Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks. This is a tour-only release designed…
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2013 - 11:33 am

Woods – “God’s Children” (Kinks Cover)

The excellently laid-back campfire classic rockers in Woods release music at a furious clip, and their next missive will arrive in the form of a…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Kinks Reunion Impossible Because “Ray Davies Is An Asshole”

Also because Ray stomped all over Dave's birthday cake. Reunion "news" on an afternoon fraught with sibling rivalry: Ray and Dave Davies, the Kinks core…
Amrit Singh | November 1, 2010 - 3:40 pm