The Kettling Songfacts says. "Kettling" was inspired by the 2010 student riots in London protesting against the proposed increase in the rise in tuition fees. “This next song is about standing up for what you believe in,” announced singer Kele Okereke before playing it at a gig at London’s Birthdays venue.
We smash the window
Po-po don't fuck around
As the camera take pictures of us
We just laugh, we laugh