Named Yazoo outside of the United States, the English synth-pop duo was formed in Essex in 1981. Soon after, they hit the British charts with a debut single produced by Mute Records, "Only You." Their next studio albums in '82 and '83 included "Upstairs at Eric's" and "You And Me Both."
The band separated in '83 as members went into solo careers, but they reunited for an '08 European tour. In the U.S., they released a four-box set. Their time span as a duo was short-lived, but is considered influential to the genre.