Celebrate #LolaDay As The Kinks’ ‘Lola’ Turns 50 On June 12th

On 12th June 1970 one of Britain’s finest bands, The Kinks, released a ground breaking song that would further cement their place in history, ‘Lola’. This week The Kinks and BMG launch #LolaDay to celebrate 50 years of this seminal single. Fans will be able to ‘Lolafy’ their individual photos with 10 new custom made stickers available via The Kinks’ website. Throughout the day some of the finest acts around will release their interpretations of the track via The Kinks’ channels.

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The Kinks Announce 50th Anniversary Release of ‘Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire’

Without doubt, the Kinks’ 7th studio album is one of the greatest rock albums ever made, a near perfect example of Ray Davies’ incredible storytelling ability in what was an innovation in 1969: a concept album. It’s also poignant that a record based on thestory of emigrating from the UK around its potential to enter the Common Market should hit its 50th anniversary right now. With Brexit on the horizon, the themes of ‘Arthur’ ring alarmingly familiar.

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STIR OF ECHOES – ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ Evokes An Arcadian Vision Of A Vanishing England

One the few bright spots In an Autumn dominated by knife crime, lousy weather and the endless, wearying, machinations of Brexit, was the news that The Kinks had finally gone gold with The Village Green Preservation Society.

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The Kinks Release Previously Unreleased Track ‘Time Song’ And Announce ‘Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ 50th Anniversary Edition

The Kinks will release a 50th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest British rock albums of all time ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ on BMG October 26th.

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The Rails – ‘Other People’

We introduced readers to The Rails back in June, and now the London husband/wife duo comprising Kami Thompson and James Walbourne have released their new album, ‘Other People’ yesterday, September 1.

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Todd O’Keefe – ‘Uptown’

LA based singer songwriter Todd O’Keefe has a long music CV to his name, having played as a touring and session musician for the likes of Jeff Beck, Ray Davies, and The Posies, among others. Previously the bass player for Los Angeles power pop quartet, The 88, as well as the psych rock trio, The Green And Yellow TV, Todd has now stepped out and recorded his first solo album, ‘Uptown’.

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Drewford Alabama Feat. The Lost Brothers – ‘I Go To Sleep’

At the start of 2015 Jamie Morrison, best known for his work with Noisettes and Stereophonics, presented to the world the fascinating story of Drewford Alabama.

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