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. Their new single ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change' is a beautiful slice of dreamy pop that
further highlights the new parents as exquisite songwriters and producers.

Speaking about their new single, Dylan says, “Nothing's Gonna Change is a song of
hope and assurance. A lot of people say our music is sunny and bright and I can see why
they say that, but the songs usually emerge as some kind of catharsis or reaching for
something hopeful in a hard time. This song is written to a partner or loved one assuring
them of your unwavering love. I think the world needs some positivity right now more than
ever". Along with this release, comes the news that The Money War's sophomore album 'Morning People' is set for release on November 20th.

Dylan explains, “The album was recorded at our studio in Fremantle and produced by us. We toyed with the idea of getting an outside producer for this album (something we’ve never done) but when we got further into writing we felt like we had a really strong vision that we needed to realise on our own. I feel like each song is trying something sonically new for us - they’re all little moments and emotions that we felt along the journey of having a baby.”

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 Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

Gorgeous n warm track from this duo. What can't they do?

Gorgeous n warm track from this duo. What can't they do?

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

this is so damn sweet. what a commitment delivered in song form, the money war can do no wrong.

this is so damn sweet. what a commitment delivered in song form, the money war can do no wrong.

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!