Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Mazzy Star, Alvvays, Alabama Shakes, War on Drugs, Whitney, T-Rex, Bowie, Fleetwood Mac


band members

Dylan Ollivierre Carmen Pepper


Influences

War on Drugs, My Morning Jacket, Black Keys, Whitney, Beach Boys, Wilco, Alabama Shakes, T Rex, Muscle Shoals, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Iver, Elliot Smith, Carole King


Unearthed artists we like

Camarano


Website

www.themoneywarmusic.com

Bio

All roads have led to this, The Money War – the musical pairing of Dylan Ollivierre and Carmen Pepper - and March 1 saw the release their full-length album debut, 'Home'. Since forming in 2016, The Money War have amassed the kind of acclaim that simply matters. Neil Finn expressed his admiration for their songs after watching from side-of-stage one evening, surely an affirmation for any songwriter. The band’s hit, Recall, was the fourth most played song on Triple J in 2017 and described by Music Director, Nick Findlay as “a near-perfect pop hit.” US mainstream and college radio airplay saw to it that the band’s 2018 SXSW shows were singalong events and saw The Money War described by blogs such as Space City Rock and We Are The Guard as one of the picks of the festival.

2019 brings them - and us - 'Home'. Written in various locations around the world as the pair found themselves diverging from their previous bands, as well as weathering life’s ups and downs, 'Home' is ponderance and reassurance. Everything Ollivierre and Pepper have learnt and experienced over the last few years has been laid down in exquisite layers on this self-recorded and self produced album.

The title track of Home is also the band’s latest single. A Tom-Petty-meets-The-Beach-Boys flavoured breath of fresh air that is gently insistent… “Carmen and I are both quite spiritual in our own ways although we don’t really subscribe to any particular religion,” Ollivierre explains. “The ‘home’ we are talking about in the song is the place inside you were you keep all of the things that are dear to you - a metaphor for the place that your heart lives.”

“Travelling has made me realise how music can have such a connection with memories,” Pepper adds. “It’s crazy how even just one song can completely bring you back to a time or place. ‘Home’, the song, is a very special one for me and encapsulates a few different emotional times that I went through in the last year or two. I feel like that will always be one of those songs that completely brings me back to a time and place.”

Unearthed in 2016

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06 Nov 2016

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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

The Money War are like that person you follow on Twitter and they're just like "if I were to be a band I would simply make songs that were always very good". Hard not RT that shit.

The Money War are like that person you follow on Twitter and they're just like "if I were to be a band I would simply make songs that were always very good". Hard not RT that shit.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

01 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

once again the money war have me floating on rays of sunshine.

once again the money war have me floating on rays of sunshine.

Review

Review by Sally Coleman Sally Coleman

01 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Gentle, warm, feel-good stuff. It's like dusting off your favourite childhood book and curling up with it again.

Gentle, warm, feel-good stuff. It's like dusting off your favourite childhood book and curling up with it again.