Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma

About the Artist

After features in the publications such as the NME, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Soin and Stereogum, the project found commercial and critical success

With the EP's vinyl selling out twice within the first week, and the project receiving over 350,000 plays on SoundCloud and tens of thousands of views on YouTube, Yumi Zouma are now in the thick of a global tour taking them from America, over to Europe, and finally down to Australia and homeland NZ.

A band where each member lives in a different country - sounds impossible? Yumi Zouma however, has proved long distance is no impediment to great sounds.

Even though the Kiwi trio are divided between Christchurch, New York and Paris, they have managed to produce and release a self-titled EP.

Full of synths, muted drum machines and smooth vocals their sound is described as ‘dreamy electronic pop' and ‘soft disco'.

Band members Charlie Ryder and Josh Burgess (of Bang Bang Eche), started collaborating as bedroom producers, e-mailing song ideas to one another.

After some development the boys reached out to vocalist Kim Pflaum, an old muso friend from Christchurch. After the vocals were laid down for one track, Yumi Zouma was born and the group were almost instantly signed by London/New York-based record label Cascine.



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Youmi Zouma EP

Yumi Zouma are friends from New Zealand now divided amongst New York, Paris and Christchurch. Their debut EP for Cascine is a work of organic beauty, pulsing with simple melodies and whispered ...