Billy Momo
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Billy Momo

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Pop Americana




"Q Magazine compares Billy Momo to early Tom Waits"

Urban-folk collective Billy Momo’s charmingly slurred tunes sound like they could frequent the same dimly lit taverns that Tom Waits’ early offerings were forged in. The Swedish multi-intrumental seven piece present a new video for upcoming single Shine Like The Devil, taken from their forthcoming sophomore album, Drunktalk. - Q Magazine

"Global Texan Chronicles - track by track Drunktalk album"

There is something beyond knowing what you want in an album. That feeling you get when you expect one thing and remarkably fall into a whole new level of discovery.

Swedish indie rock outfit Billy Momo’s second album Drunktalk exemplifies such feelings. I went into the album expecting another Mumford and Sons hipster redux but ended up with an album made by real musicians telling personal stories, sharing memories with a soundtrack put together using a vast array of instruments some would associate with one sort of music genre but these players have massaged and worked out new ways to express sounds. Drunktalk moves easily from folk, indie rock, pop, country and a splash of soul that fascinates in, this, one of the least arrogant and well-crafted albums of the past few years.

The band gladly provided The GTC with an in-depth track-by-track for he must have Drunktalk. - Global Texan Chronicles

"We Plug Good Music - track by track Drunktalk"

Whatever it is named, it will be a sure fire hit in America because it sounds like it could easily be slotted into their radio’s playlists, especially in their more bluegrass moments. In fact they just arrived back from a successful trip in sunny California with a few pleasant stories to tell: “We had the fortune of getting one of our tunes (“Wishing Ain’t No Sin”) on a tv-show called ‘Better Call Saul’“, says Tomas, the red bearded member of Billy Momo. “Last week we were invited to play at a festival in Napa, California called Live in the Vineyard and we had a blast! A beautiful town with lovely people living in it. We met some really nice people over there“. The braided hair member Oskar adds, “we really hope to be back soon“. - We Plug G.O.O.D Music

"Nordic Spotlight - album reveiew"

Maybe it’s the effect of this song’s title, but whenever I listen to this tune by the Stockholm band Billy Momo, I can imagine the listing, slurring, and sweating that occurs when I’ve had a few too many cocktails. No matter if that was the group’s intention or not, this ticking time bomb of a track feels likes it counting down the minutes to either passing out or throwing up. - Nordic Spotlight


Still working on that hot first release.



Starting out as a duo, Tomas Juto and Oskar Hovell founded Billy Momo in 2007, after many years of playing and writing music together for various artists. In a lone cabin in the woods, they locked themselves in for a couple of days and wrote, even recorded most of their debut album, ORDINARY MEN. It was released in 2011, but re-released in 2013 when music publisher HYPE MUSIC/MTV NETWORKS found them.

Since then, the band have grown into a 7-piece. Their new album, DRUNKTALK, was released in february 2015 and have recieved awesome reviews.

"Quite simply it is a glorious taster for an album which cannot come soon enough.", about the single "Drunktalk", released in January 2015.
"A seven piece band who can combine Abba pop and quieter folk into something really effective" (about the album). 
The single "Wishing aint no sin" was featured in the trailer for AMC TV-series "Better call Saul", the spin-off from the super popular "Breaking Bad" and has become somewhat an alternative themesong for the show.
Swedish radio picked up the single and playlisted it for almost three months. So did Tom Robinson on his show on BBC in GB and now, several radio stations in the US have picked it up as well. 

This dysfunctional family is now working hard to bring more of this urban and rural, slick and crude, bitter and sweet so-called urban folk to the table.

Band Members