Make-Overs are a unique duo of redheaded musical malcontents who hail from the grey suburban waste- land of Kilnerpark South Africa.
Formed in mid 2010 with Martinique on drums/ vocals and Andreas on guitar/vocals, the couple hit the South African scene with a frenzied live act that cuts through you like a machete.
With elements of rock, pop, punk and noise and an intense, ener- gy-driven performance, the Make-Overs can fit a variety of bills, venues, and stages - from opening for Thee Oh Sees at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, playing at the renowned Memphis festival - Goner- fest, notorious Hozac Blackout Fest in Chicago, Oppikoppi in South Africa, in-store shows at popular local hangouts like Bric-A-Brac, Permanent and Used Kids Records, basement shows, art exhibitions and even public access TV appearances like Chic-A-Go-Go.
Frequently noted as one of South Africa’s most hard-working and prolific acts, it is no surprise that in 2016 alone they recorded and released both their 9th and 10th full-length studio albums. The 9th album “Try Me”, already available online and on CD, was also released on 12” limited edition vinyl through Columbus Ohio’s Heel Turn Records, and their 10th album “Dichotomy” was recently made available on BandCamp. They got awarded a Music Mobility Fund from Concerts SA and SAMRO to do an extensive local tour in April and they will be embarking on their 4th USA tour to promote their recent releases.
Due to their astonishing work ethic, from producing and recording all their own albums, releasing on multi- ple formats (CD, tape, digital and vinyl) and touring vigorously both locally and internationally, it is no surprise that they are becoming known as being one of South Africa’s most beloved independent bands.