Top band puts Thamesmead in the picture

PUBLISHED: 18:14 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:23 25 August 2010

A CHART-TOPPING band have shot their latest video in one of the country s poorest areas.

A CHART-TOPPING band have shot their latest video in one of the country's poorest areas.

The video for the Kaiser Chief's latest single Never Miss A Beat, released on October 6, was filmed in Thamesmead.

The video follows groups of children in animal masks running around the tower blocks, while Ricky Wilson sings "What do you want for tea? I want crisps."

The rival gangs terrorise the estate whilst shops close and adults stay indoors.

Viewers can spot Tavey Bridge, Southmere Lake and the Barge Pole pub.

The album, co-produced by Mark Ronson, Off With Their Heads, will be released a week after the single.

It includes vocals from Lily Allen, New Young Pony Club, rapper Sway and composer David Arnold provides orchestration on Always Happens Like That, which also features vocals from Allen.

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