News

Oct 25, 2017

New Zealand indie-pop band Yumi Zouma released their sophomore albumWillowbank, a few weeks back via Cascine. Now they have shared a video for the album's first single, the truly wonderful pop song "December." The video was filmed in and around Yumi Zouma's hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand and features singer Christie Simpson wandering around the city, sometimes singing the song.  More

Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Yumi Zouma and Chad Valley Remix Each Other

Both Artists Touring the West Coast Together This Week

Oct 18, 2017

New Zealand indie-pop band Yumi Zouma released their sophomore album, Willowbank, a few weeks back via Cascine. They are about to embark on some West Coast tour dates with label-mate Chad Valley (led by British singer/musician/producer Hugo Manuel) and so the two artists have traded remixes.  More

Join Under the Radar on Patreon to Enter to Win a Vinyl Copy of Yumi Zouma’s New Album

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Oct 06, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters.  More

Joint Album of the Week: Alex Lahey and Yumi Zouma

Alex Lahey's I Love You Like a Brother Out Now via Dead Oceans and Yumi Zouma's Willowbank Out Now via Cascine

Oct 06, 2017

This week we have a tie for Album of the Week, two albums we've been digging for awhile and both by artists who hail from south of the equator: Australia's Alex Lahey and New Zealand's Yumi Zouma. Below is info on each album. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: King Krule, Destroyer, The Horrors, Phoebe Bridgers, and More

Plus Björk, Grooms, Jessie Ware, Cut Copy, Yumi Zouma, Alex Lahey, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 15, 2017

Okay, okay. Since starting our Songs of the Week posts, we've slowly increased from having five songs, then six songs, then seven songs, then eight songs, and then for the last couple of weeks, nine songs. We think it's time to just settle on an even Top 10.  More

Yumi Zouma Share Video for New Song “Half Hour”

Willowbank Due Out October 6 via Cascine

Sep 12, 2017

New Zealand indie-pop band Yumi Zouma are releasing a new albumWillowbank, on October 6 via Cascine. Now the band have shared a video for a new song, "Half Hour." The simple black & white clip was self-directed by the band and features close-ups and pulled back shots of the band's members against a white wall, looking cool. More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The National, Baxter Dury, and More

Plus Alex Lahey, Jessie Ware, Mathew Dear + Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2017

What a packed week for great new tracks. We could have easily done a Top 15. Some artists that almost made the cut include A. Savage, Bully, John Maus, Father John Misty (remixed by The Haxan Cloak), Tricky, Wolf Parade, and Zola Jesus.  More

Listen: Yumi Zouma - “Persephone”

Willowbank Due Out October 6 via Cascine

Aug 29, 2017

New Zealand indie-pop band Yumi Zouma are releasing a new albumWillowbank, on October 6 via Cascine.  More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Alvvays, Ariel Pink, Yumi Zouma, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 18, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia is only just over an hour a way from Under the Radar's headquarters. It's the best local city to see shows in and it's a great little progressive college town that we visit often. So we watched in horror, disbelief, and disgust last weekend as the violent and tragic events in Charlottesville surrounding the white supremacist rally dominated the news. More

Listen: Yumi Zouma - “Depths (Pt. I)”

Willowbank Due Out October 6 via Cascine

Aug 15, 2017

New Zealand indie-pop band Yumi Zouma are releasing a new albumWillowbank, on October 6 via Cascine. Previously they shared the album's first single, the truly wonderful pop song "December," which was one of our favorite Songs of the Week. More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Widowspeak, Bully, Yumi Zouma, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Deerhoof, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 04, 2017

The War on Drugs' last album, Lost in the Dream, was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. Based on the four singles shared thus far from their forthcoming new album, A Deeper Understanding, the band is already in strong Album of the Year waters for 2017. More

Listen: Yumi Zouma - “Champagne Supernova” (Oasis Cover)

Yumi Zouma Covering Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory? For Sounds Delicious Vinyl Series

Mar 10, 2017

New Zealand synthpop band Yumi Zouma have covered Oasis' 1995 Britpop classic "Champagne Supernova." In fact, they've gone a step further and covered Oasis' entire classic 1995 album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? It will be released on April 6 on limited edition vinyl (only 1,000 copies, each with a download card) as part of Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series.  More

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard to Cover Teenage Fanclub’s “Bandwagonesque” Album

For Sounds Delicious Vinyl Series Also Featuring Local Natives, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and More

Dec 13, 2016

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard is set to cover Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque in its entirety. It will be released on limited edition vinyl (with a download card) as part of Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Tweedy, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and More

Plus New Tracks from Ryn Weaver, Happyness, Lemonade, Medicine, Gold Panda, Little Dragon, Mr. Twin Sister, Bass Drum of Death, Celebration, Lily & Madeleine, Yumi Zouma, and Others

Aug 08, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Tweedy, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Ryn Weaver, Happyness, Lemonade, Medicine, Gold Panda, Little Dragon, Mr. Twin Sister, Bass Drum of Death, Celebration, Lily & Madeleine, Glass Ghost, Zammuto, Yumi Zouma, Wyldest, Swim Mountain, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Mar 26, 2014

Two years to the day that Air France announced their breakup, Joel Karlsson and Henrik Markstedt are back. Sorta.  More

Mar 05, 2014

Today New Zealand trio Yumi Zouma relased not one but two videos.  More

Premiere: Yumi Zouma –“ Riquelme”

Self-Titled EP Due Out Feb 11 on Cascine

Jan 31, 2014

Over the past few weeks New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma has slowly been charming us with cuts from their lite-disco debut EP.  More


Interviews

Yumi Zouma on “Willowbank”

Not Just One of the Guys

Nov 20, 2017

Even before they settled on an approach for writing and recording their sophomore album, Christie Simpson and her bandmates in the rising New Zealand synth pop troop Yumi Zouma knew what they wanted to avoid. More


Reviews

Willowbank

Willowbank

Cascine

Oct 05, 2017

For the members of New Zealand four-piece Yumi Zouma, it's been a long road home. It started with EPs created from files sent across continents, and progressed to a debut album recorded together but outside their homeland. Willowbank is the great return, the band finally comfortable as a band, heading back to record the follow-up to last year's Yoncalla. More