Tag: Christchurch

Yumi Zouma – ‘Willowbank’ (album review)

Yumi Zouma – ‘Willowbank’ (album review)

Willowbank by Yumi Zouma In an era where shimmering dream-pop made for secluded dance clubs is made with computers, electric drums, and analogue synthesizers, Yumi Zouma are throwbacks. This isn’t a term usually associated with the four twenty-somethings from New Zealand’s South Island, but they’re still predominantly a guitar-bass-drums-keyboard band. Their music, as such, has a ’70s and ’80s feel, […]

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MADEIRA – “Bad Humors” EP

MADEIRA – “Bad Humors” EP

Music is immensely therapeutic, whether one is the artist or the listener. For Kim Pflaum, the former member and co-founder of rising New Zealand electro-pop band Yumi Zouma, the past two-plus years have been dedicated to healing and finding herself again. The struggles, the pain, and the redemption of this time are revealed on her tantalizing and thoughtful debut EP, Bad Humors, […]

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Yumi Zouma – “Yoncalla”

Yumi Zouma – “Yoncalla”

From creating samples and recording their first tracks in their bedrooms in Christchurch to exchanging files as they spread out across the globe to launching their debut album on super-boutique label Cascine, Yumi Zouma have come a long way in a short three years. Their stunning debut single, “Brae”, put the New Zealand quartet on the indie map while touring […]

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Terrible Sons – “Neptune”

Terrible Sons – “Neptune”

  Where New Zealand is known for producing some great blues and roots musicians, New Zealand is developing a reputation from nurturing a great folk scene. Tiny Ruins, Hannah in the Wars, Nadia Reid, French for Rabbits… the list goes on and on. Husband-wife duo Terrible Sons are another band who make breathtaking folk music. Based out of the recovering Christchurch, Terrible […]

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