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. In 2015 Yumi Zouma's second EP, EP II was released.

 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  H  elen 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, d  ress by Marc Jacobs thanks to    H  elen 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. 

In January 2015, Kim began her new project Madeira, signed to US label Carpark Records which saw her with more creative freedom and room to experiment in the alt. pop field. 

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In September of 2015 she released her debut EP Bad Humors followed by a small US and NZ tour.  The EP received positive reviews from fans and publications alike,

The best of Kim Pflaum's hazy songs are propelled by dance grooves and hidden melancholy. As a member of New Zealand dream pop band Yumi Zouma, her voice was a key layer, adding an essential longing to their finest moments. She left that group at the end of 2014 and started a solo synth-pop project called Madeira. After a handful of collaborations, the first Madeira single, "Let Me Down", creates a woozy atmosphere for Pflaum to work within: guided by an understated beat, it comes off like a laid-back Toro Y Moi song.' - Pitchfork 

In July 2017 Kim moved to London and is currently working on her debut Madeira album which she hopes to release late 2018.

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