Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Alvvays, Whitney, Middle Kids, Foxygen, Blake Mills, Alabama Shakes


band members

Dylan Ollivierre Carmen Pepper


Influences

War on Drugs, Alabama Shakes


Website

www.themoneywarmusic.com

Bio

The Money War are Dylan and Carmen Ollivierre, a songwriting duo from Western Australia. 'Zoom' is the first offering for this year, following on from a big year in 2020 which saw the release of their sophomore album Morning People and the signing of a global publishing deal with Mirror Music and BMG.

Zoom is about a long distance relationship that was brought on by the pandemic. “It’s about being completely vulnerable to someone and being unsure when you’ll be able to be together again” explains Carmen.

WA went into lockdown during the recording of the song and Dylan explains “We’re no strangers to collaborating over the internet these days so we sent the song to our friend Hugo Lee in Melbourne, and he recorded the sax parts and we also hit up a guy in the states to put the strings down.”

The name Zoom is partly referring to the internet chat platform that’s become a necessary part of communicating over the past year - “all of sudden it seemed like everything I do is over Zoom now, but I also like the idea of zooming in and out of different perspectives” says Dylan.

Since their formation in 2016, their success has seen them tour nationally with the likes of Meg Mac, Dope Lemon, Holy Holy and Neil Finn, who hand-selected them to open for him after hearing their music. They have toured internationally at such festivals as Southbound, FOTSUN and SXSW.

In 2019, the band’s debut album ‘Home’ was nominated for a The Australian Music Prize – the coveted national accolade that celebrates artistic merit and exceptional songwriting.

In addition to writing and recording as The Money War, Dylan also works as a producer and has written songs and worked in the studio with the likes of Meg Mac, Tia Gostelow, Tim Carroll (Holy Holy), Lucky Oceans and Riley Pearce.

Unearthed in 2016

Southbound

06 Nov 2016

Winner

The Money War

The Money War

Big ups to The Money War!

The WA Duo will open Southbound this December.
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Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Instantly stuck in my head! It's gentle but bright in all the right ways and it makes me feel like everything is on the right path. Beauty!

Instantly stuck in my head! It's gentle but bright in all the right ways and it makes me feel like everything is on the right path. Beauty!

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

15 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

just like a magpie stealing shiny stuff for it's nest, I'm gonna hoard this track in all it's sparkly, twinkling beauty.

just like a magpie stealing shiny stuff for it's nest, I'm gonna hoard this track in all it's sparkly, twinkling beauty.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Are you two kidding me with this pop pureness? An instant charmer that I'm gonna be humming all week.

Are you two kidding me with this pop pureness? An instant charmer that I'm gonna be humming all week.