Electronic pop group Yumi Zouma began as an online home-recording project from friends living between New Zealand, New York, and Paris.
After releasing their four-track ‘EP I’ in 2014, the band was quickly embraced by the blogosphere, selling through multiple vinyl pressings and recording a collaboration with the esteemed Swedish duo Air France. By the time ‘EP II’ arrived in early 2015, Yumi Zouma had begun playing live, touring with fellow New Zealander, Lorde. In 2016, the band released their debut full-length album, Yoncalla, following a week at Philippe Zdar’s Motorbass studios in Paris. After wrapping up a worldwide tour in support of Yoncalla, the band returned to New Zealand to work on their second full-length album. Willowbank, a more organic take on the electropop of their debut, was released in 2017. The band completed a trilogy of EPs with the release of ‘EP III’ in 2018.