An edgy yet catchy mixture of alt-indie and rock ‘n’ roll, Old Man’s Money are a trans-atlantic band on the rise. We were lucky enough to catch up with the masterminds behind the music, to learn a bit about their new single ‘Ghosts’.
How was the band formed?
We first started making music around 9 years ago back in England under various other monikers, stemming from watching the Metros play a gig in Portsmouth. Fast forward to a few years back, we moved to Los Angeles and met Doc (bass) and Valentino (drums) and then started piecing a live set together out of material we had from the previous years and new ideas floating around.
Do you have any key influences?
Cream, Bowie, and remnants of teenage angst towards failed realtionships.
What was the creative process behind your new single ‘Ghosts’?
The song started with a spooky riff on an acoustic by Sammy Al (Vox/Guitar) which led to a Saturday afternoon of crafting chord progressions and lyrics around it. We played it live for a bit and we weren’t really feeling it, so we took it back to demo stage. We added a couple new riffs into the demo which gave it new life. Johnny D (Guitar) tamed it and sent it over to Sammy who laid down a fresh vocal track and then we liked it again.
What do you have planned for the future?
Easy. Save rock and roll.
If you could have a drink with ant three musical artists (living or dead) who would they be and why?
Freddie Mercury because he seemed like fun, Bowie because he’s a fucking genius (not just in music), and Matt Helders, as the bloke is hilarious and I want to ask him about that time he partied with P Diddy.
Finally, if you had to describe your music in one sentence, what would it be?
No-nonsense rock about broken hearts.
‘Ghosts’ is available now through Exquisite Noise Records and Publishing.