Clearly New York's Autumdivers are going places. A growing reputation on the live circuit and compilation appearances alongside Elbow certainly suggest a bright future. Their second album, meanwhile, is assured and confident; forged on a past in shoegazing influences but Gregory Paul and co. have refined their sound to embrace epic rock influences such as Doves. In the beginning the offerings are excellent; 'Turnaround' and 'I Still Feel' are melancholic yet feelgood and 'Amend' is achingly brilliant, all three tracks held aloft by some fine chiming guitar work. Proceedings continue for a while in pleasant jangly fashion but - as is often the case with bands who want to be "epic" - the album is twenty or even thirty minutes too long. 'Inasmuch' verges on dirge territory and the finale 'Star-Crossed' - all seventeen minutes of it - would make more sense in a live environment (as men in grey overcoats leave for the cold night air), but as the album send-off its appearance is initially interesting but eventually tedious. Better to have ended with the dark acoustics of 'Last'. As it is for their immediacy that Autumdivers should be praised; it's only when they exceed the five-minute mark on their songs that events go awry.