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 was 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. Returning home with a load of stories, they then began work on materializing a record.
The release of their songs was immedietely met with positivity with Triple J unearthing the band after presenters caught their set at the WA Music Festival. The band were then added to the Southbound Festival lineup for 2016 and ‘Recall’ was added to rotation on Triple J Radio. The Money War recently signed with Select Music and were nominated for ‘Most Popular New Act’ at the 2016 WA Music Awards.