Cue their new EP "Grey Goose Call", recorded live in downtown Kidderminster and produced by drummer Andy Edwards with four songs co-written by Bev Bevan, (his first since ELO Part II's "Moment Of Truth" in 1994), Tony Kelsey and Joy Strachan-Brain and the other - "Little Affection" - a full team effort. Yet despite the recent departures and arrivals, this quintet (including one a bonus track) of new songs remains quintessentially Quill but with an atmospheric, moody feel sure to widen their appeal across the shires. Opener "Grey Goose Call", "Elephant In The Room" and "Pretty Ribbons" have been in their live set for a while and translate excellently into the studio. The attraction of this record is that we get to hear the sultry "Skin On Skin" and "Little Affection" too, offering a tantalizing glimpse as to what their forthcoming new album holds and a revealing a new dimension to Joy's vocal talents.
To some, the "Grey Goose Call" EP will be a stepping stone in a new direction and others, an impressive introduction to one of the regions musical stalwarts. ★★★★★