Yumi Zouma hail from Christchurch New Zealand, with an alternative pop vibe. The band consists of Christie Simpson (vocals, keyboards), Josh Burgess (guitar, bass guitar, vocals, keyboards), Charlie Ryder (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards), and Olivia Campion (drums). The band’s name is an amalgamation of the two friends that encouraged the group to start writing together.
The group’s origins trace back to their history of playing concerts together in Christchurch. However, the band did not begin writing music together until multiple members moved abroad and began collaborating over email following the events of the earthquake. They gained attention ofAmerican label Cascine and were signed before they had played live or held a band practice.
Between 2014 and 2015, the group released two extended plays. The band’s debut album Yoncalla was released in 2016, including the singles “Keep It Close To Me” and “Barricade (Matter Of Fact)”. In 2017, the band released their second album, Willowbank, and the singles “December”, “Depths (Pt. I)”, and “Half Hour”. EP III was released in 2018, including the singles “In Camera” and “Crush (It’s Late Just Stay)”. In 2020, the band signed to labels Polyvinyl Record Co and Inertia Music, and released their third album Truth or Consequences, which featured the singles “Right Track / Wrong Man”, “Cool For A Second”, “Southwark”, “Lonely After”, and “Sage”.