Melody Prochet’s is an enchanting dream pop and psychedelic artist from France. Her efficacious project with Kevin Parker ‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’ has gone from strength qto strength since supporting Tame Impala on their European tour in 2010. Their self titled debut album was recorded partly in Parker’s makeshift studio in Perth, Australia and also in Prochet’s grandmother’s seaside home in the south of France and you can feel the peaceful atmosphere of those locations in the songs and especially the vocals.
Q Magazine gave the album 8/10 calling it an “intoxicating listen that’s well worth experiencing for yourself” whilst 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.” By 2013, the album peeked in the US Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart at 61.
In 2014 Melody’s Echo Chamber released a stand alone single “Shirim,” but still no new album has been released yet. It will be worth catching them live if not only to hear the outstanding debut album but also to catch some potentially new material from the band.