Make-Overs EP
Make-Overs EP COVER frontPretoria, South Africa’s psych-punk two-piece were kind enough to donate an EP’s worth of material to Heligator. And what an EP it is. These four tracks seethe with a sense of dread and dissatisfaction, writhing in vitriol and righteous indignation. They are also big, bombastic rock songs that sound as if they were coming up through the cement from a sweaty basement show. Make-Overs recreate this kind of adjacent intensity, moth-to-flame draw by keeping the mix somewhere in between fidelities. This is the kind of punk I knew was happening somewhere in South Africa when I traveled through there. Make-Overs lay it on thick with a minimalist approach to rhythm and melody, piling on tons of reverb and a spooked vocals creating an irresistible mix of punk, blues and kraut-inspired psych for international consumption. As this is Heligator’s first international release, it is fitting that it comes from Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria’s close proximity to the refugee camp in Swaziland brings it all back home a bit. All proceeds from your purchase directly to the continued maintence and existence of the Malindza Refugee Camp library in Mpaka, Swaziland.


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