Kaiser Chiefs film at Carters Steam Fair in Maidenhead

Kaiser Chiefs film at Carters Steam Fair in Maidenhead

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Nick Mayo

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Kaiser Chiefs film at Carters Steam Fair in Maidenhead

Chart-toppers The Kaiser Chiefs have been in Maidenhead today shooting the video for their next single.

They have been filming with Carters Steam Fair in Pinkneys Green for Meanwhile Up In Heaven, which is taken from their No.1 album Education Education Education & War and will be released on June 30.

The band, signed to Fiction/Caroline Records, began filming at 7am and the crew aim to wrap it all up before the end of the day. 

The theme of the video, which involves the band enjoying the rides in the fair including the Carousel, is described by record label manager Lisa Ward as 'surreal.'

It also involves actors dressed in old-fashioned costumes including as soldiers and nurses.

Lisa said: "That is why some of the extras look a bit out of place."

She also praised the help of the fairgrounds workers for being 'extremely helpful', including opening up their burger bar especially to feed the 35 crew members.  

The band will travel to Brighton immediately after the shoot where they have a gig tomorrow night. 

They will not have any time to see the sights of Maidenhead. 

Led by frontman Ricky Wilson, who starred as a mentor in the last series of BBC1's The Voice, the band have also announced they will headline London's O2 Arena on February 13 followed by a homecoming at Leeds First Direct Arena the next day.

The steam fair, which has its base in White Waltham, has also appeared in zombie movie 28 Weeks Later and in ITV dramas He Kills Coppers and Trial and Retribution.

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