Five minutes with Yumi Zouma

Updated: Oct 27, 2020


Upon approaching the new album Truth Or Consequences from Kiwi dream pop outfit Yumi Zouma, it's immediately clear that these four unique characters are pretty easy-going. They do, after all, maintain the band from four far-flung cities around the globe - London, NYC, Wellington and their native, Christchurch. Needless to say, the theme of distance effortlessly seeps into their music metaphorically and it's in this figurative chasms that this album, Truth Or Consequences, finds its narrative: romantic and platonic heartbreak, real and imagined emotional distance, disillusionment, and being out of reach. There are no answers, there’s very seldom closure, but there is an undeniable release that comes from saying the truth, if only to oneself. From London, Charlie Ryder (right), guitarist, bassist and keyboardist for the band

WL: Hi there Charlie, how are you holding up in this current craziness?

CR: I'm fine! Just keeping out of the way at home and trying to stay productive given the circumstances.

WL: How are you spending your time in isolation?