New Zealand's Yumi Zouma released their debut album, "Yoncalla", to the world last year (2016). Now, just a little over 12 months later, and they’re prepping its follow-up. Titled "Willowbank", it’s slated to hit shelves on October 6th through Cascine Records.
For the making of "Willowbank", Yumi Zouma's members — Charlie Ryder, Josh Burgess, Christie Simpson and Sam Perry — settled on a plan to reunite for the New Zealand summer. To complete what would become their first significant work written and recorded entirely in their home country, they rented a studio in Christchurch’s semi-demolished CBD, on one of the few remaining blocks that still characterizes the city from before it was destroyed by a series of earthquakes. “It was as though there was a brief pause in all of our lives and we finally felt like a band from New Zealand,” said Burgess. “We were on home turf and creating from a place that felt fundamentally natural.”