The Money War was conceived when Dylan Ollivierre (Rainy Day Women) and Carmen Pepper (The Warning Birds) drove across the US in late 2015, writing and recording dozens of iPhone demos; inspired by the beauty, the ugly and occasionally confronting road trip.
Hanging out in studios in LA and San Francisco with producers, Thom Monahan (Fruit bats, Little Joy) and Arne Frager (Prince, Paul McCartney) convinced them of the value of the songs they were demoing. The road trip and meeting these two guys were the catalyst – bringing a new band into focus.
The debut single ‘Give it time’ features Carmen’s ethereal vocals against a hook heavy wall of sound written and produced by Dylan. “My old band had broken up; I was able to do whatever I wanted but I had no direction and no security. The song is about realising that it’s ok to float by sometimes” explains Dylan.
‘Give it Time’ is taken from The Money War’s debut self-titled EP scheduled for release in early 2017.