Momma : Bang Bang

Momma have released their first material since last year’s acclaimed “Household Name” LP. And let’s not beat about the bush “Bang Bang” is about sex. It’s also an excellent grunge-pop song replete with catchy melodies, keyboard flourishes, roaring guitars an immediate chorus, and lyrics that tell it like it is.

Songwriters Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten collaborated with producer/bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch on the track. “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.

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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

Momma by Sophie Hur no border
Credit : Sophie Hur

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