The Money War was conceived while Dylan Ollivierre (Rainy Day Women) and Carmen Pepper (Warning Birds) drove across the US in late 2015. Inspired by the trip, a pile of iPhone demos were created. After a chance meeting with producers Thom Monahan (Fruit Bats, Little Joy) and Arne Frager (Prince, Paul McCartney) in a dive bar in San Francisco, the duo were convinced of the value of the demos and began work on materializing a record.
‘Recall’ received heavy rotation on Triple J Radio and picked up airplay on radio stations in the US including NRP. Recall became the 4th most played track on Triple J radio for 2017. The Money War's debut self-titled EP was written, recorded and produced by Dylan.
Dylan started writing songs when he was 13 and soon began to figure out the recording process. “I got a 4 track cassette tape machine for my 16th Birthday and have been working on production since then”. Dylan’s family is from Bequia, in the Caribbean, where his father worked as a shipwright on Bob Dylan’s boat ‘Water Pearl’.
“I got to meet Bob Dylan a few times as he was a friend of my parents. I played guitar with him and talked a little about song writing. I wish I could have the conversation now because I would appreciate it so much more."
The Money War play SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas
"Give it time is fucking gorgeous - a seriously killer song"
“Just a near-perfect pop hit”
Nick Findlay, Triple J Music Director
OHYOU ‘Fresh Juice’