Ok, so lame pun aside, the Brunettes seem to have hit their stride, and perhaps benefitted from touring with the bands that always seem to be name dropped whenever folks just want to find out about this fine New Zealand troupe. Where they initially got by on charming, refreshing tunes, they now seem to have tapped into a darker side (perhaps from experiencing frustration that much less talented bands around them get more attention?). Either way, these Kiwi kids have merged Shangri-La influences with Hazelwood/Sinatra interplay, to great effect. Lots of great tunes, including stand out "Her Hairagami Set" - self described as the result of "when New Zealanders try to get epic". Good stuff.