The Handsomes' continue their "happy" journey though the wilderness with this album, more tales of the shimmering mists and dim caves. Oddly this sounds like olde English Folk, rather than Americana in a lot of places. A great selection of songs and Rennies lyrics are again very well observed, humorous and timelessly old fashioned.
Stand out songs for me the jolly "Woodpecker" alluding to Mary Sweeney who I first heard about in the book/movie Wisconsin Death Trip and the great sea-shanty-documentry, about the strange powers of the Octopus ("...thats why I try and stay away from sea-shore holidays"). Glow-worm sees Brett once again (Bottomless Hole style) descending into the unknown, albeit with a bigger budget this time. A Jules Verne style highlight of another great album.