Madeira - Photo by Johanna Macdonald. 

Madeira - Photo by Johanna Macdonald

Having started out her days in the all female rock group Aviatour, Kim graduated to a softer sound in her solo project Kim K, eventually finding herself in the dream pop trio Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma was signed to NY label Cascine almost overnight and resulted in a critically acclaimed first EP, which made waves through publications from Gorilla vs Bear and Pitchfork, to SPIN and NME magazines (amongst others). Yumi Zouma's music frequented #1 on blog aggregator The Hype Machine. Yumi Zouma then toured the world, playing sold out dates supporting Chet Faker in Australia, festivals in the UK and Europe, and club shows in the US, as well as supporting Lorde on the NZ leg of her Pure Heroine tour. Yumi Zouma's second EP is due out on March 10, also on Cascine. 

In May 2015, Kim intends to release her new project Madeira which sees her with more creative freedom and room to experiment in the alt. pop field.

YZ opening for Chet Faker in Sydney. Photo by Laurachel Ventus.

YZ opening for Chet Faker in Sydney. Photo by Laurachel Ventus.

YZ opening for Lorde in Christchurch, dressed by Helen Cherry/Workshop. Photo by Chris Andrews. 

YZ opening for Lorde in Christchurch, dressed by Helen Cherry/Workshop. Photo by Chris Andrews

YZ opening for Lorde in Auckland, dress by Marc Jacobs thanks to  Helen Cherry/Workshop. Photo by Helen Cherry/Workshop. 

YZ opening for Lorde in Auckland, dress by Marc Jacobs thanks to  Helen Cherry/Workshop. Photo by Helen Cherry/Workshop.