Momma share video for thrilling new single "Rockstar", the band announce debut UK shows and tour in the US with Wet Leg & Snail Mail.
Momma, the Brooklyn-based band led by singers/guitarists Allegra Weingarten and Etta Friedman, today announce their debut UK shows and release their anthemic new single “Rockstar”, another slice of infectiously poppy grunge that again marks the band out as one of this year's most undoubtedly exciting prospects.
Its accompanying must-watch video - directed by LA-based duo Batshit! (filmmakers Ben Joyner & Henry Drayton) - is pure fun, brimming with unbridled energy as it pays tongue-in-cheek tribute to Friedman and Weingarten’s rock music comedy favourites like Josie and the Pussycats, School of Rock and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.
“Etta and I wanted to write a song about making it big, and becoming rock stars. We didn’t want to take anything too seriously, lyrically, or musically. We just wanted the song to sound big,” says Weingarten. “We thought it would be cool to have our own little rockumentary condensed in a 3-minute music video. It’s also kind of like a manifestation - I think we shamelessly want all of these things to happen in our careers.”
“Rockstar” is the band’s latest single following November’s dynamic, energizing “Medicine,” their first for new label home Lucky Number.
Produced and mixed by bassist Aron Kobayashi Ritch, these two songs mark Friedman & Weingarten's first tracks written and recorded in the band's new hometown of Brooklyn, New York. “Medicine” earned significant praise and support upon release from Rolling Stone, NPR Music and many more. Their critically acclaimed 2020 LP Two of Me—a determined concept album situated in an imagined purgatory called The Bug House—heralded Momma as stars in the making, with coverage via Rolling Stone (Artist You Need to Know), NPR Music, LA Weekly, Pitchfork (Selects Playlist),, Alternative Press, and more.
Momma have also announced their much-anticipated first UK dates, the band will be headlining London’s Brixton Windmill on Tuesday 10th May and Manchester’s Yes on Saturday 14th May and open for Illuminati Hotties in Leeds on Friday 6th May.
The band will also be supporting both Wet Leg and Snail Mail on a series of US dates and will be announcing additional UK shows alongside further news on their upcoming album, soon.
26 Mar - Seattle, WA, US @ Crocodile ^ 16 Aug - Portland, OR, US @ Wonder Ballroom ^ 17 Aug – San Francisco, CA, US @ Bimbo’s 365 Club ^ 19 Aug – Los Angeles, CA, US @ The Fonda Theatre ^ 6 May – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House (Tickets) % 10 May – London, UK @ Brixton Windmill (Tickets) 14 May – Manchester, UK @ Yes (Tickets) 12 Aug - Providence, RI, US @ Fete Music Hall * 16 Aug - New Haven, CT, US @ Toad's Place * 17 Aug - Asbury Park, NJ, US @ The Stone Pony * 19 Aug - Richmond, VA, US @ The National * 20 Aug - Norfolk, VA, US @ The NorVa * 21 Aug - Charlotte, NC, US @ Neighborhood Theatre * 23 Aug - Orlando, FL, US @ The Beacham Theatre * 24 Aug - Tampa, FL, US @ The Ritz Ybor * 26 Aug - Birmingham, AL, US @ Saturn * 27 Aug - Knoxville, TN, US @ The Mill & Mine * 28 Aug - Louisville, KY, US @ Headliners Music Hall * 30 Aug - Bloomington, IL, US @ The Castle Theatre * 31 Aug - Madison, WI, US @ Majestic Theatre * 2 Sep - Milwaukee, WI, US @ Turner Hall * 3 Sep - St Louis, MO, US @ The Pageant * 4 Sep - Columbus, OH, US @ The Athenaeum Theatre * 6 Sep - Detroit, MI, US @ Majestic Theatre * 7 Sep - Millvale, PA, US @ Mr. Smalls Theatre * 9 Sep - Silver Spring, MD, US @ The Fillmore * ^ supporting Wet Leg % supporting Illuminati Hotties * supporting Snail Mail