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Melody’s Echo Chamber – Norfolk Hotel

Featuring a magnificent psych jazz chorus, “Norfolk Hotel” is driven by spidery drum rolls

Melody’s Echo Chamber releases the mesmeric “Norfolk Hotel” taken from Unfold; featuring seven rare and unreleased tracks, it will be released alongside the tenth anniversary edition of Melody’s Echo Chamber, the eponymously-titled debut album from French musician Melody Prochet, this Friday.

Featuring a magnificent psych jazz chorus, “Norfolk Hotel” is driven by spidery drum rolls. “I think this song soundtracks the metamorphosis experience, those spellbound waves and rhythm shifts,” Prochet comments. “I guess the finale’s crumble kind of predicted the future ruin field. The music naturally recorded as a live duo, as I was just blossoming into my own intuitive guitar playing. A very joyful and endlessly inspiring playground of musical memories.”

Listen to “Norfolk Hotel” here.

Alongside the release, Melody’s Echo Chamber is also pleased to announce a handful of intimate shows for Spring 2023 which will include a show at London’s Scala on 15th March. This will be the first time Melody has played live in London since March 2013. Tickets go on sale at 10.00 AM local time on Thursday 29th September from here.

2023 tour dates
15th March – Scala, London

Melody’s Echo Chamber is a hypnotic and sometimes hypnagogic adventure of the senses, full of summery, shimmery songs that still sound as dreamy and vivid as they did a decade ago. At the time Pitchfork called it: “…enchanting, psychedelic-tinged pop with just the right amount of thematic darkness”, while NME said it was “subtly disorientating” and noted that Prochet had created something that was “just as dark as it is light.” 

Recorded and co-produced with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker in Perth, Australia, and finished in the South of France, the album became a cornerstone of the new wave of psychedelia on its release in 2012.