Le Reno Amps - Tear It Open
- Doug Johnstone
- 2 April 2009
This third offering from the Scottish popsters doesn’t fit in with any current trends, which is all the more reason to take them to your heart. From Aberdeen by way of Glasgow, the Amps here deliver an unashamedly upbeat and melody-strewn rampage of aggressive guitar pop, flecks of rockabilly, country, mariachi, blues and punk glittering throughout and making an eclectic but engaging record.
There is a visceral thrill to opener ‘Outlaws’ which runs through the whole album, blending with a mainstream pop swagger on the likes of ‘You Do Your Thing’ to suggest this is a band worthy of greater attention.