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Yumi Zouma Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Yumi Zouma Announce Two New Zealand Shows

Tuesday 4th August, 2015 12:31PM

Dream pop outfit Yumi Zouma have announced two headline shows in New Zealand for September as part of a wider antipodean tour. The Christchurch-formed group were last in the country in May when they undertook a string of shows with Doprah, but with the band being spread across the globe the opportunities to see them are few and far between. Here are the details for their upcoming performances on home soil, which will also include an appearance at the inaugural The Other's Way festival in Auckland...

Yumi Zouma

Friday 4th September, The Other's Way Festival, Auckland
Saturday 5th September, Moon, Wellington
Sunday 6th September, Darkroom, Christchurch

Tickets to Christchurch and Wellington shows available through UnderTheRadar HERE, and tickets to The Other's Way in Auckland can  be found HERE

Enjoy the cinematic clip for 'Catasrophe' form their recent release EP II...

And here is the video for lead single 'Alena'...



“Innocently romantic while packing a breezy, sunlit groove.” SPIN

“An effortless cascade of echoing riffs and enchanting harmonies converging into a mirage of dream-pop purity.” Pitchfork

“The airy elegance of a discofied Fleetwood Mac tune.” The Guardian

“Alena is an assured stylistic progression for Yumi Zouma and further solidifies their ability to create rewarding, modern pop music.” I Oh You

Today New Zealand / New York three piece Yumi Zouma announce their return to Antipodean shores. They’ll play a series of special headline shows across New Zealand and Australia this September.

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 project 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That year, Yumi Zouma took their once-withdrawn project to sold-out theatres across Australia supporting Chet Faker, to club shows in North America and to festivals throughout Europe.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 recently released their much anticipated EP II, bookending their era of intimate and restrained shortform releases. The new music, including singles ‘Alena’ and ‘Catastrophe’, 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. The band recently unveiled a stunning remix of EP II highlight ‘Alena’, by fellow New Zealander Race Banyon.


Saturday 5th Sept // MOON, Wellington, NZ // tickets available via Under The Radar
Sunday 6th Sept // darkroom, Christchurch, NZ // tickets available via Under The Radar
Thursday 10th Sept // Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW // tickets available via Moshtix
Friday 11th Sept // Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC // tickets available via Northcote Social Club


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The Others Way Festival
Fri 4th Sep 7:00pm
Various Locations, Auckland
Yumi Zouma
Sat 5th Sep 8:00pm
MOON, Wellington
Yumi Zouma
Sun 6th Sep 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch