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.
In 2017, The Money War toured nationally with Holy Holy and Meg Mac, before completing their own national tour in December. In 2018, the band travelled to Austin, TX to showcase at SXSW. "A lot of the songs from the EP were inspired by our travelling in the states, so it was such a buzz to get over there and play those songs".
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."
"Give it time is fucking gorgeous - a seriously killer song"
“Just a near-perfect pop hit”
Nick Findlay, Triple J Music Director
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