Melody's Echo Chamber

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Melody's Echo Chamber
Origin Aix-en-Provence, France/Paris, France
Genres Psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia, dream pop, space rock
Years active 2012–present
Labels Rayon Vert Records
Fat Possum Records
Echo Park Records
Associated acts Tame Impala
The Narcoleptic Dancers
My Bee's Garden
Moodoid
Website https://www.facebook.com/MelodyProchet/
Members Melody Prochet

Melody's Echo Chamber is the main project of French musician Melody Prochet.[1][2]

History[edit]

When Melody Prochet's previous project My Bee's Garden supported Tame Impala on their European tour in 2010, Prochet collaborated with Kevin Parker to produce her new solo material as Melody's Echo Chamber. The material was recorded in Parker's makeshift studio in Perth, Australia and Prochet's grandmother's seaside home in the south of France.[3] The self-titled debut album was released under Fat Possum Records in 2012.[4]

In 2013, the debut album peaked at 61 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart.[5] Q Magazine rated the album 8/10, calling it an "intoxicating listen that's well worth experiencing for yourself."[6] Drowned in Sound's Dom Gourlay awarded the album 9/10 and stated: "Whatever happens next, she can rest assured safe in the knowledge that together with her beau they've conjured up one of 2012's--or any other year in recent memory--finest debuts."[7]

Melody's Echo Chamber released "Shirim" in October 2014, which was set to be featured in her next album.[8] In December, it was announced that Melody's Echo Chamber would play at the 2015 Levitation Festival in Austin, Texas, but her appearance was later cancelled due to visa issues.[9]

In 2017, Prochet released a new track on YouTube titled "Cross My Heart", with the announcement of her independently produced album Bon Voyage. It was set to be released in the same year, but was delayed as Protchet had suffered a "serious accident", followed by the cancellation of her world tour.[10][11]

in April 2018, Prochet released the single “Breathe In, Breathe Out”, and Bon Voyage was released in June.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Shirim" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freeman, John. "Reviews: Melody's Echo Chamber". The Quietus. The Quietus. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Médioni, Gilles (25 April 2013). "Melody's Echo Chamber, spécialiste des ballades psyché". L'Express (in French). Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Traynor, Cian. "Interview: Melody's Echo Chamber". The Stool Pigeon. The Stool Pigeon. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fat Possum Records: Melody's Echo Chamber". Fat Possum Records. Fat Possum Records. 
  5. ^ "Billboard: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Melody's Echo Chamber". Q Magazine. Bauer Media Group. December 2012. p. 109. 
  7. ^ Gourlay, Dom. "Melody's Echo Chamber – Melody's Echo Chamber". Drowned in Sound. Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Melody's Echo Chamber returns with dreamy new single "Shirim" — listen". Consequenceofsound.net. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Melody's Echo Chamber cancels Levitation Fest appearance due to visa issues, reschedules NYC show for August". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 21 June 2018. 
  10. ^ Yoo, Noah (27 June 2017). "Melody's Echo Chamber Cancels Tour Due to "Serious Accident"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  11. ^ Britton, Luke Morgan (27 June 2017). "Melody's Echo Chamber cancels tour after suffering 'serious accident'". NME. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  12. ^ Aroesti, Rachel (15 June 2018). "Melody's Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage review – a psych-pop hotchpotch". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 June 2018.