Label: Lucky Number Music
Released: 1st July 2022
For their second album – and first for new label Lucky Number – Momma mean business. Graduating from GarageBand to a fully realised world of dynamic, addictive alt-rock, ‘Household Name’ is the kind of record that never outstays its welcome.
Honouring the icons of rock past, it’s a melting pot of ideas served up with a splash of something fresh. Stand-out ‘Lucky’ feels like a modern classic in its own lifetime, warm and enveloping in the beauty of the mundane, while the Pavement-referencing ‘Speeding 72’ knows how to draw lines to heritage without ever going stale.
An album to thrill on impact and then grow ever greater from there, Momma really does know best. ■ Dan Harrison