Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 19:00 to Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 01:00
Yumi Zouma began as a project in 2013 between close friends from Christchurch, New Zealand. Their fledgling ideas were never intended to enter the real world, but following an exchange with the Cascine label, the far-flung New Zealanders were encouraged to divulge the creations from their hard drives. The following months were spent readying their debut EP, with little expectation for the band to become a live reality.
In January 2014, their debut EP launched to overwhelming acclaim – the music lauded as being undeniably stylish, underplayed and honest. The months that followed saw the band repeatedly climb to #1 on the Hype Machine, sell through two pressings of records and collaborate with former Gothenburg heroes, Air France.
That spring, Yumi Zouma took their once-withdrawn project to sold-out theaters across Australia supporting Chet Faker, to club shows in North America, and to festivals throughout Europe. The band was then tapped by Lorde to open for the star on her arena tour of New Zealand.
Yumi Zouma now return with their much-anticipated second EP, bookending their era of intimate and restrained short-form releases. The new tracks are just as effortless and engaging as expected, but they also tell the story of a band evolving. Lush, electronic productions buoy key tracks, and the vocal deliveries are increasingly sophisticated. International tour dates are currently being routed.
Yumi Zouma playing live at Red Gallery on Saturday 18th of April 7pm onwards
Red Gallery 2-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT
More information is found at www.yumizouma.com.