Los Angeles songwriters Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten began their bedroom pop two piece, Momma, soon after meeting in high school and bonding over a mutual love of LA’s DIY scene. Inspired by the scene surrounding local all ages venues like The Smell and Pehrspace, the two started the recording project as a way to write about and reflect on their experiences as young individuals growing up today. After a year of playing shows, Friedman and Weingarten graduated high school and each moved out of LA to pursue higher education at different universities on the other side of the country. While apart the two continued to write on their own, slowly amassing material for their first proper LP. On Interloper, Momma’s LP out via Danger Collective Records, Friedman and Weingarten channel the sounds of north west garage and grunge acts like Helium and Sleater-Kinney while employing their unique songwriting and storytelling. Much of the songs on the album were initially conceived through late night conversations between the two girls once they reunited and reflected on their year spent apart. Friedman and Weingarten’s disjointed lyrics and infectious hooks give Interloper its intriguing character and show both women flexing their talents as musicians and writers. Momma captures the spirit of performers before them like Liz Phair and The Softies, juxtaposing bright sonic textures with ominous vocal performances and complex subject matters.