The Money War - I Don't Hear You Anymore
I Don’t Hear You Anymore, the latest EP from The Money War, the Western Australian-based duo of Dylan Ollivierre and Carmen Pepper (also a married couple) is an absolutely stunning set of tunes that’s only drawback is it goes by way too quick. The gorgeous title track kicks things off and is driven by gentle, finger-picked acoustic guitar with Dylan singing and then Carmen harmonizing with him in the chorus. It has moments that reminds me of the gentler songs of Kurt Vile. “Was It Ever Really Anything” is a collaboration with Melbourne’s FEELD, and is a really cool, kinda dreamy track with huge hooks and a bit of a lazy shuffle. The duo trade off vocals throughout the track which is highlighted with bluesy guitar, slide guitar and keys. For “Ride” they wanted a sound that was a little rough, like an underproduced demo, and they achieved that perfectly with the simple, stripped down guitar under Dylan’s lead vocals joined by Carmen on harmonies. They close the EP out on an upbeat note with the hooky “Somebody Loves You”, that’s like a modern day take on 70’s sunshine pop with a bit of a rock edge. With just four songs coming in at a little under twelve minutes I can guarantee you will be quick to be hitting the repeat over and over on this one.