Snow Patrol sign up for John Lennon cover

The band are backing a new Amnesty campaign

Snow Patrol have recorded a cover of John Lennon‘s ‘Isolation’ for a new Amnesty online video campaign for justice in Sudan.

The chart-topping band signed up for the project, which aims to bring war criminals to justice for the mass rape of thousands of women in the Darfur region, after being introduced to the campaign by U2 singer Bono, reports

Frontman Gary Lightbody said: “I support Amnesty because we have lived our whole lives in freedom – music is a good way of bringing awareness to people without ramming it down their throats because it is something everyone can relate to.

Amnesty is not regarded as political or religious or anything like that. It’s basically helping people whose basic human rights are being denied. It’s like helping people who can’t help themselves.”

In the online video, images and interviews from Darfur and a short message from Hollywood star Don Cheadle are played out over the song.

After watching the video online, people can click to send an e-card to Sudan’s Minister for Justice.