Electric Broom Cupboard Presents
35 years since they formed in Yeovil, Somerset, The Chesterfields are back for a short run of UK dates.
The Chesterfields came to prominence in 1986 as part of a thriving UK underground scene that had turned its back on over-produced 1980s chart music and was looking for back to basics pop music.
Bands, independent record labels, gig promoters and fanzine editors were making their own entertainment, with The June Brides, The Wedding Present, Primal Scream and The Loft leading the way, supported by Radio One’s John Peel and Janice Long.
They released three albums, ‘Kettle’ (1987), ‘Westward Ho!’ (1987) and ‘Crocodile Tears’ (1988) before splitting in 1989.
The group reformed to play New York Pop Fest in 2016, and now features Andy Strickland of The Loft and The Caretaker Race.
Tokyo-based Dai-Nichi are Seiko Nemoto (bass and vocals) and Yuko Yamazaki (guitar and vocals).
Together they play a uniquely Japanese brand of art pop that nods sideways at English bands like Gang Of Four, XTC, Dr Feelgood and Buzzcocks.
DJ ALAN FLINT
Yeovil-based DJ Alan Flint has been DJ at Electric Broom Cupboard gigs since 1987.
Always thirsty for new original music, he’s very much the John Peel of the Yeovil music scene.
He is also known for his drumming and love of Echo and The Bunnymen.
“Instead of Peace and Revolution, we've got AIDS and Whitney Houston. ”
From 'Lunchtime For The Wild Youth' & hailed as lyric of the 1980s by ZINE magazine.