Make-Overs are a unique duo of red-headed musical malcontent’s who hail from the grey suburban wasteland of Kilnerpark, South Africa. Formed in mid 2010 with Martinique Pelser on drums/vocals and Andreas Schonfeldt on guitar/vocals, the couple hit the South African scene with a frenzied live act that cuts through you like a machete. Word quickly spread about their fierce shows and insane work ethic, especially when it came to both touring and album releases.
As the quote above suggests – “never before have two such undistinguished-looking individuals made such an addictive racket”, it’s only once this inconspicuous couple hits the stage that they are completely transformed into a sonic monster, and the make-over happens in front of your eyes as you see two seemingly benign and ordinary people suddenly turn into something far more radical and interesting.
With elements of rock, pop, punk, noise and their intense, energy-driven performance, the Make-Overs can fit a variety of bills, venues, festivals and stages - most recently being the very well received and much talked about show at IOMMA in Reunion earlier this year, to opening for Thee Oh Sees at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, playing at the renowned Memphis festival - Gonerfest, 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.