Indie band Lower feels strongly about the blurring between reality and the media. Guitarist and co-lyricist Gary Jackson was watching a live bank robbery on Sky Television last year and decided things had gone too far. He channelled his feelings into Crime Satellite. London group Peacock Design was drafted in by record label Coalition to create the sleeve. ‘It is difficult to put the images into words. I suppose the background portrays the shoddiness of the media, but the cover needs to be taken with the single,’ says Peacock senior designer Richard Welland. Crime Satellite will be released on 4 May.

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