BY SOPHIA GOLOVANEVSKAYA
Local Perth indie-pop/rock duo, The Money War, were named the Triple J unearthed winners in November 2016, and have since performed at Southbound festival and toured with similar styled performers including Holy Holy and Meg Mac. Their most critically acclaimed tracks, ‘Give it Time’ and ‘Recall’, have both received frequent radio play across Australia, as well as having been featured on some radio stations across the U.S.
Dylan Ollivierre and Carmen Pepper combine 70’s style guitar loops with gentle and melodious vocals, achieving a feeling of all-round ‘completeness’ in their tracks. In the past, the band has been compared to the sounds of #1 Dads, Bon Iver and Fleetwood Mac.
The Money War will perform at 18+ venues for WAMFEST hosted in Perth, however, both aforementioned tracks, along with four others, are available on their E.P ‘The Money War’, which was released in April 2017, and is currently available for purchase through their website. The E.P. is also available for purchase through Apple Music.
When did you guys realise music was something you wanted to actively pursue?
I think when I was about 12. I always got a buzz whenever I saw a live performance of any kind and felt like it was something that I wanted to be a part of. I always used to imagine songs different to the way they were produced— that kind of led to me creating my own music.
Where did your band name come from?
It was a common theme that flowed through the first bunch of songs that we were working on. We wanted the name to be something universal that wouldn’t pin our sound into any particular genre. I think everyone knows “the money war” on some level in their lives.
What’s your favourite place in the world?
Swanbourne beach here in WA (not the nude part… but that’s OK if you like that part too). Haha, some of my favourite memories were made there boogy boarding as an early teen, and I still get a buzz going there. The whole experience of driving there listening to music with the windows down etc is everything that I love about Perth— it feels like home.
If you could say one thing to your past self, what would it be?
Chill out. Try things.
Would you rather have unlimited sushi for life or unlimited tacos for life? (both are amazingly delicious and can be any type of sushi/taco you want)
Oooooo that’s a tough one. I know Carmen’s answer would definitely be Sushi. Mine would probably lean towards tacos. Both are great. Hard question!