The rising NYC-based band Momma have announced today the news that they’ve signed to tastemakers Lucky Number (Dream Wife, HMLTD, Sunflower Bean, Jay Som), and have released the dynamic, energising new single “Medicine” to celebrate. “Medicine” presents some of Momma’s best work yet and arrives alongside a Hailey Heaton-directed video shot on VHS-C.
Produced and mixed by bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch, it also marks Momma’s first song demoed and written in New York as a 4-piece of singers/guitarists Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten, bassist Kobayashi Ritch, and drummer Zach CapittiFenton. The band explained: “The two guitar riffs were written by Etta and Allegra about a year before we actually brought it to the full band. When we wrote the first verse, we realised it was one of the first times we couldn’t write about heartbreak – we were both in very loving relationships. We wanted to write about that feeling of just being addicted to someone, and how someone else’s company can really feel like a drug.”
The band put out a breakthrough full-length, Two Of Me, in 2020 which saw Momma pick up significant support in their home country with the group featured by Rolling Stone (Artist You Need to Know), Pigeons & Planes (Best New Artists), NPR and LA Weekly. Momma also earned further praise and support from The FADER, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Paste, NYLON, and more.