Ray and Dave Davies have put their long-running sibling feud to one side to start work on new songs for a potential The Kinks reunion.
In a new interview, Ray reveals he and his younger brother have been working on new material throughout 2014, and it seems the brothers are working well together.
In a new Rolling Stone interview to promote next year's (15) 50th The Kinks anniversary, he says "We actually put down a few demos last Christmas. He came to see me, and he played me a couple of new songs.
"He's very intelligent... a good writer... and a lovely bloke."
But a reunion tour to mark the band's anniversary still seems unlikely - because drummer Mick Avory and Dave Davies are still not on friendly terms.
Ray Davies explains, "I had a drink with Mick... and I asked, 'What happened to you guys?' They shared a house in the 60s. I think some things went on there that created a rivalry."
But new music looks likely - as well as the tracks the Davies brothers have been working on, Ray, 70, reveals there are at least 20 unfinished tunes from the 1970s and 1980s he'd like to revisit.
He says, "The Kinks have a bunch of tracks in some stage of completion. I'd like to get them finished."