Yumi Zouma stick to their profitable file-sharing components on the third and remaining entry of their career-spanning EP trilogy, dropping Friday (Sept. 28) Cascine. Below, Streets Talkin has an unique first pay attention of the EP right this moment (Sept. 25).
The New Zealand band — composed of Charlie Ryder, Christie Simpson, Josh Burgess and Oli Campion — have largely labored individually since their debut EP I in 2014, however years of touring and an abundance of cross-continent flights have allowed the group to refine their distinctive collaborative course of. EP III throws all of that out with a return to fundamentals incited by a accomplished tour and cleared label slate following the discharge of their sophomore album Willowbank in 2017, together with a refreshed appreciation for the liberty of particular person, distant contributions.
“For the primary time we had been an unsigned band and it made us assume extra exterior of the field,” Burgess tells Streets Talkin. “When we began serious about making extra music, an album appeared overwhelming and admittedly, boring…all of us bought excited on the prospect of working rapidly and with out an enormous quantity of thought into how [a song] suits into an extended format.”
The group pored over 150-plus demos that went so far as again as 2013 when the band fashioned, and although they salvaged bits and items of concepts for the brand new set, the vast majority of the EP is totally contemporary materials. By revisiting their previous work and making an attempt the outdated method of issues with some new methods, the band has recaptured the magic whereas pushing themselves ahead.
“With Willowbank and [debut album] Yoncalla to some extent, we spent a variety of time collectively writing and recording. This contrasted the primary two EPs, the place 75 p.c of the time, we had been unfold aside making these songs,” Burgess explains. “EP III is a return to that format, and reminded us of that workflow which actually has its benefits and downsides.”
Burgess singles out the EP's first two singles “In Camera” and “Crush (It’s Late, Just Stay)” as examples of having the ability to “go a bit extra bombastic since you're solely serious about how a tune pertains to Three-Four others versus an entire album.”
Though the 2 standout tracks actually recommend an even bigger sound for the group, the unrestrained and democratic method creates a cohesion for the brisk set that matches comfortably with the band’s nimble retro-indie pop sound.
“Hopefully it's simply extra enjoyable music that folks join with,” Burgess gives. “I perceive that there’s a lot to say in 2018 and I’ve a variety of respect for those that can do this their lyrics, however that's probably not who we’re as folks. We're feeling and sharing the identical frustrations and a tune like ‘Crush,’ for me at the least, was an outlet to a variety of power within me.”
EP III might function a notable conclusion to this period of Yumi Zouma, nevertheless it suggests the start of one thing a lot greater.
Check out EP III beneath completely on Streets Talkin.