The righteous rock crown is now there for the taking...

THE MAKE UP, WASHINGTON DC's natural successors to MC5's righteous rock crown, have split after five years together, NME.COM can reveal.

The band's lead singer and driving force Ian Svenonius has already announced he is to form a new band, Weird War, with
The Make Up were formed in 1995 from the ashes of polemical punk anarchists Nation Of Ulysses. Under Svenonius guidance they released five albums, most recently 'Save Yourself' in 1999. and built a small but devotional following, particularly in the UK for what became described as their 'Gospel Yeh-Yeh' righteous sound and ideology.

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