I could feel it. I just knew it. Somewhere in that sprawling metropolis that connected Johannesburg and Pretoria that some misfit kids who were banging out noise-laden, garage bangers in some sweaty basement punk club/house. There just had to be. Sad to witness my first taste of South African sweaty, beefed-up rawkus while back in the states. Make-Overs possess the gut-punch rhythm and swagger of late-era Girls Against Boys with some of the trebly, high-note screech of early 00's garage invasion underdogs The Vines mixed with some of that brawny psych groove of Cave. I am really hoping that this opens the door to other like-minded S.A. bands knocking on our door. Proud to display something made in S.A on the day South Africa's greatest visionary passed away.
Make-Overs Full-length available here.