EP Review: Geoff Palmer – This One’s Gonna Be Hot

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Geoff Palmer

This One's Gonna Be Hot - Stardumb Records

Geoff Palmer has been in bands since his early teens, he has an illustrious track records having played with the likes of The GutsThe Queers, The Nobodys, The Kurt Baker Band, New Trocaderos and The Connection. Now Geoff Palmer has finally stepped out front and center on hs own for his new solo project and his debut solo single for Stardumb Records, This One’s Gonna Be Hot, that is taken from his upcoming album, Pulling Out All The Stops, 

This One’s Gonna Be Hot kicks off with the EP’s title track that is an anthem to excess, it’s one that channels the Ramones, Groovie Ghoulies, The Copyrights et al, and to my ears it bears an uncanny resemblance to Motorhead‘s Ramones tribute, R.A.M.O.N.E.S, but obviously not as intense as it’s not Motorhead. The first b-side, Punker Than Me, is my personal highlight from the EP as it’s a perfect hit of hyperactive power pop that’s delivered at full tilt whilst the final track, That’s What You Do, throws you a curveball by having a somewhat mellower approach than it’s predecessors, the country and Tom Petty fuelled track rounds out the EP is unexpected style.

What’s somewhat confusing is the fact that Geoff Palmer has previously issued all three of these tracks on his 2018 singles album, All The Hits And Some Other Shit, meaning that This One’s Gonna Be Hot is a taste of his last album as well as next one, regardless of this quirk this is an EP of vintage power pop punk that hits the spot nicely. This One’s Gonna Be Hot is a damn fine EP that delivers three tracks that are a simultaneous introduction to Geoff Palmer‘s past, present and future solo career.

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This One’s Gonna Be Hot can be purchased via Stardumb Records here