Last week, the Kiwi band who splits their time between Pōneke, London and New York, unleashed their third full length album Truth Or Consequences, into the world.
Yumi Zouma self-produced the LP with the accomplished Jake Aron (Solange, Grizzly Bear, Snail Mail) as their sound engineer.
Yumi Zouma are now experts at hiding heartbreaking lyrics within delicious synth-pop, layered vibey disco beats and infectious choruses.
Whilst Yumi Zouma have come together from from around the globe: New York City (Josh Burgess – guitar, vocals), London (Charlie Ryder – guitar, bass, keys), Christchurch, New Zealand (Christie Simpson – vocals, keys), the band and this record is quintessentially New Zealander. It aims high and hits every ambition, all with the kind of sonic elegance we’ve come to expect from our Kiwis across the pond.
Stream the record below, then check out why the staff here at Tone Deaf love it so much.
Listen: Truth or Consequences
Yumi Zouma have offered up a project full of simple graces that sparkle with pleasure and joy. Every track bears a subtle groove or rhythm that pulls you back in for repeat listens.
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– Michael Di Iorio, Writer
With Truth or Consequences Yumi Zouma have take the intimacy of bedroom pop and elevated it to something bigger. Delicate character studies are wrapped up in an ebullient disco sheen. Yumi Zouma have made a perfect loner dance party album.
– Geordie Gray, Writer