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


Unearthed artists we like

Camarano


Website

www.themoneywarmusic.com

Gig

The Money War

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Aug

Prince of Wales Ho...

South West WA, 6230

Bunbury

8:00pm

Gig

The Money War

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

31 Aug

The Aardvark

Perth, 6160

Fremantle

8:00pm

Gig

The Money War

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

6 Sep

The Chippo Hotel

Sydney, 2008

Sydney

8:00pm

Bio

​Just three months after the release of their debut album ‘Home’, The Money War are back with their new single ‘Life Is Better In Dreams’. The track was inspired by a recent trip back to Ollivierre’s homeland: the Caribbean island of Bequia. The result was a creative period where Ollivierre and Pepper penned an album worth of new songs.

“It’s been 10 years since I visited and it’s reconnected me with a stronger sense of who I am,” he says. “It’s such a different way of life over there and a lot of things made sense - the way I am, the kind of music I gravitate towards”. This shines through in the new EP with some deeply personal songs that come as a direct response to their lives over the last few months. The first single ‘Life is better in dreams’ - self produced by the duo - is a joyous ride of nostalgia that takes you into the minds of both Ollivierre and Pepper. The accompanying video clip shows them in their natural habitats; Pepper as a youngster on her family farm in regional WA and a young Ollivierre in the Caribbean. “We wanted to make a song that felt like one of those strange dreams that you wake up from and think, WTF? I came up with the song in a dream which is some crazy inception shit when you think about it” explains Ollivierre.

Since their formation in 2015, their success has seen them touring nationally with the likes of Meg Mac, Dope Lemon, Holy Holy, Neil Finn, and playing festivals both at home and abroad (Southbound, FOTSUN, SXSW). They’ve amassed over a million streams and multiple playlist adds on Spotify, secured airplay on radio stations across the globe including BBC6 (UK), KCRW (USA), NPR (USA) and cracked college radio charts in the US. In Australia, multiple singles received airplay on RTR, FBi, 4zzz and Double J, and “Recall” went on to be Triple J’s 5th most played track of 2017.

The 5 track EP - due for release in September - beckons you into the lives of The Money War through the strength of the band’s songwriting. The Money War will be embarking on a national tour in support of the EP including showcasing at Bigsound.

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 Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

just when it really starts getting cold, rainy and windy, the money war chuck out a song. i don't even remember handing you my prescription but glad the medicine arrived.

just when it really starts getting cold, rainy and windy, the money war chuck out a song. i don't even remember handing you my prescription but glad the medicine arrived.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

26 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

I'm hearing late '90s guitar pop, and I'm hearing modern WA pop. Good thanks.

I'm hearing late '90s guitar pop, and I'm hearing modern WA pop. Good thanks.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

12 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

A band that could make a good song out of the terms and conditions of a software update.

A band that could make a good song out of the terms and conditions of a software update.