Alt-rock breakouts Momma return today with their first material since last year’s acclaimed “Household Name” LP, with the release of their fiery and immediate new single, “Bang Bang”, on Lucky Number.
Songwriters Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten collaborated with producer/bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch to write and record the track after getting home last year from an extended American tour. “Bang Bang” expands upon the band’s signature dynamics in bold new ways, and is yet another Momma song destined for repeat listens.
“Allegra and I ended up getting COVID at the same time, so we decided to isolate, get drunk, and write together,” Friedman explains. “Within a night we had demoed a hot sounding song about great sex.” Weingarten adds: “We wanted to write something lyrically different than anything else we’d done – just super literal and crude. We shared it with Aron and he sent us back a new version with a lot of added extra production: drums, bass, synths, acoustic guitar etc. It felt totally different and fresh. The finished song has a lot of classic Momma – heavy guitars and catchy melodies – but packaged in a different form. It feels immediate, like a whole new sound for the band.”
Following US tours with the likes of Wet Leg, Snail Mail and most recently Death Cab For Cutie, and ahead of performing at Coachella and opening for Weezer and Modest Mouse this summer, the band return to EU and UK shores this month in support of Alex G, with all UK dates already sold out.
UK/EU tour dates supporting Alex G:
Mar 16 – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (Sold Out)
Mar 17 – SWG3, Glasgow, UK (Sold Out)
Mar 18 – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK (Sold Out)
Mar 20 – Leeds University Stylus, Leeds, UK (Sold Out)
Mar 21 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK (Sold Out)
Mar 22 – SWX Bristol, UK (Sold Out)
Mar 23 – Roundhouse London, UK (Sold Out)
Mar 25 – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Sold Out)
Mar 26 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 28 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Mar 30 – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Mar 31 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 1 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Apr 3 – Ampere, Munich, Germany
Apr 4 – Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
Apr 5 – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
Apr 6 – Le Trabendo, Paris, France
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