Listen: Momma - Bang Bang
Brooklyn alt-rockers on the rise follow-up their acclaimed 2022 album with addictive new single
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After popping-up on radars all around the world with their alt-rock revival tunes with a modern twist, as heard on their 2022 album Household Name, Brooklyn-based three-piece Momma are back with the infectious new single, Bang Bang.
Written and recorded directly after their first North American headline tour, Bang Bang sees the trio expanding on the atmospheric, grungey alt-rock we've come to know and love from the group and is sure to become a new fan favourite at live shows. Written by primary songwriters Etta Friedman and Alleegra Weingarten, the pair collaborated with producer/bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch on their latest single.
“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.”
Bang Bang comes ahead of the bands upcoming U.S. tour supporting Weezer, alongside Modest Mouse before a UK/EU tour with Alex G and slots at The Great Escape, Coachella and the Kilby Court Block Party.