Henderson continues to write and record iconic eccentric psych-pop in Dunedin and a further album, to be called "The Shakespeare Monkey" was completed in 2008. Frequent journalistic references to Henderson as the "Syd Barrett of the South Seas" are mis-placed, however his music and guitar playing was always inspired by Syd (as evidenced by early Puddle improvisation called 'Interstellar Gothic' and a cover of 'Candy & a Currant Bun' on their debut Flying Nun EP in 1986). 'The Shakespeare Monkey' will only be the Puddle's 6th album in over 25 years, and sees Henderson joined by Gavin Shaw (Sferic Experiment, Children's Television Workshop) on bass and brother Ian Henderson (The Dark Beaks) once again on drums to deliver a joyfully diverse collection of tunes with a stylistic range playfully described as 'Andy Williams meets the Stooges'. 'The Shakespeare Monkey' refers to the idea of infinite probability. The idea that monkeys typing typewriters for an infinite amount of time would eventually produce the works of Shakespeare. So could it also be true that if you left the Puddle's George D. Henderson with a guitar and piano for over 30 years he would eventually produce an album of such brilliance it would make up for all the years of underachieving? That's not for US to say, but, by George, we think he's come close to doing that.