Electronic pop group Yumi Zouma began as a long-distance home-recording project between friends online.
After releasing their four-track ‘EP I’ in 2014, the music was quickly embraced by the blogosphere, and by the time ‘EP II’ arrived in early 2015, the group 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. Their second full-length album, Willowbank, was a more organic take on the electropop of their debut, and was released in late 2017. The band completed a trilogy of EPs with the release of ‘EP III’ in 2018, before releasing Bruise, a one-off single, in 2019. The band's third album, Truth or Consequences was released in March 2020 via Inertia Music, Rallye Label, and Polyvinyl Record Co. Produced by the band and mixed by engineer Jake Aron (Solange, Grizzly Bear, Snail Mail), Truth or Consequences stemmed from sessions in Los Angeles, London, and Christchurch, where the band actively took a collegial approach, often working note-by-note, to ensure the foundations of the album reflected a sense of togetherness. Throughout the album, Simpson’s voice gives weight to whispers of impressionistic poetry, shielding hard truths with soft tones, while Burgess’ vocals reveal a rarified dimension of raw and lucid romanticism.