SEWER RATS, THE: Magic Summer: LP/CD

This came along just at the right time for me. The lockdown here in the U.K. was five weeks in and the whole working from home and not getting out much was starting to get me down. However, from the get go Magic Summer lifted me out it my funk with a dozen tunes which made me consider The Sewer Rats to be the German equivalent of The Copyrights. Melodies were flying thick and fast as the songs bounced along, providing an album laced with energy. This was just the fillip I needed and it continues to bring a smile to my face. One more thing to note is that this album has three songs with titles beginning with “I Don’t Wanna,” so there are also Ramones influences along the way. –Rich Cocksedge (Disconnect Disconnect, disconnectdisconnectrecords.bigcartel.com)