Ethereal electropop 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, joining on tour with fellow New Zealander, Lorde
. In May 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. Recorded at home in Christchurch, Willowbank
is a more organic take on the electropop of their debut, and was released in October 2017 before the band set out again to tour across Europe, America, and Asia.