Blur's new album THINK TANK is guaranteed to be of topical relevance - because anti-war graffiti artist Banksy was commissioned to design the cover.

Blur, whose frontman Damon Albarn is a staunch anti-war protestor, decided the controversial artist was the best person to reflect the groups philosophy in these troubled times.

The cover of the eagerly awaited longplayer will feature a couple attempting to kiss, while donning underwater helmets.

British fans can pick up the record on 14 April (03).