Ray Davies records with Mumford & Sons, Spoon, Billy Corgan, Pixies’ Frank Black for new album

Kinks' frontman is working on a collaboration LP which will be released later this year

The Kinks‘ frontman Ray Davies has revealed that he has been working with a series of high profile acts on a forthcoming album.

The legendary singer-songwriter has confirmed that he has been in the studio with Mumford and Sons, Spoon and PixiesFrank Black.

Davies also added that he has recorded with Paloma Faith and Amy MacDonald for the LP, although despite a number of rumours, The Killers won’t be working with him on the project.


Earlier this year, Bruce Springsteen recorded a version of The Kinks‘Better Things’ with the songwriter, while Bon Jovi collaborated with Davies on ‘Celluloid Heroes’, reports RayDavies.info.

Other names set to be included on the album include Lucinda Williams and the late Alex Chilton from Big Star.

Meanwhile, according to Hipsters United, producer and drummer Kerry Brown has claimed that The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan has also been in the studio with Davies to remake The Kinks‘ 1981 single ‘Destroyer’.

The as-yet untitled album will be released later this year.