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Momma's new track Medicine proves they're the coolest new grunge band in the game

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Momma have returned with the new, laid-back single Medicine, serving as their first release with Polyvinyl.

Alongside the single, the grunge-inspired new-comers have shared a retro-style video filmed on VHS-C and directed by Hailey Heaton. Within the film, Momma – formed of Etta Friedman, Allegra Weingarten, Zach CapittiFenton and Aron Kobayashi Ritch – are shown singing from the back of a pick-up truck.

The song, propped up by an infectious looping riff, features hazy, effortlessly-cool vocals that explore an addictive type of love. 

Speaking of the new track, Momma explain in a statement, "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 realized 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.”

Referencing their upcoming shows with Sunflower Bean in 2022, Friedman told Rolling Stone: "I can’t even wrap my head around [the fact] that people are listening to our music sometimes. Once we go and play live, it’s like, ‘Oh, cool. There’s a lot of people who are down to clown with Momma.’”

Listen to Medicine below:

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.