Ray Davies is considering resurrecting The Kinks without his brother.

The 'Lola' singer is planning to tour with the legendary band even if his estranged brother, guitarist Dave Davies, refuses to take part.

He said: "We'll do it without him if we have to. The music is the issue."

Dave - who formed the group in 1963 with Ray, and has been its only other constant member - has compared reforming the band to "a remake of 'Night Of The Living Dead'," but while Ray can see his point, he feels otherwise.

He said: "I can understand what he's trying to say. I think it's a reference to comebacks in general."

Ray - who was the main songwriter in the band, penning hits including 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'You Really Got Me' - says he's not in regular contact with his sibling, revealing: "We've not spoken for a while. I hear Dave's more cosmic than ever. I'm a little more based on planet Earth than certain other members of my family."

Last year, Ray claimed Dave was "coming around" to an idea of a reunion with Ray and the band's original drummer Mick Avory.

Speaking at the time, he said: "I've had emails both from Mick and Dave about various other subject matters, but I think it will be down to Dave at the end of the day. But he's gradually coming round to it."

The group - an integral part of the British Invasion of the 60s - had originally disbanded in 1996.

They come close to reforming in 2004; although this failed when Dave suffered a stroke.