Mellt’s ‘Eternal Embers’ Cycles Through Growth, Decay, And Rebirth

[Cover photo credit to Zachary Vague]

Alternative Psych-Rock band Meltt have recently released new album, Eternal Embers via Nettwerk. Melding Shoegaze guitars, synths, and vocals, the release explores themes of “growth, decay, rebirth and grief.”

Jamie of Meltt shares:

We want you to go on a journey with this album. Even though we deal with darker themes, it ends on a positive note. I’d like for you to have this big cinematic ride, but end in a positive place. There’s always light at the end.

Formed in Vancouver, Meltt features Chris Smith (lead vocals, guitar, bass, keys), Jamie Turner (drums, percussion), James Porter (guitar, bass, keys, vocals), and Ian Winkler (keys, bass, guitar). They wrote and recorded what would become the Eternal Embers in sessions with co-producer Kieran Wagstaff.

Along the way, they formulated ideas separately. Eventually, they spent a month in a remote cabin together where they wrote and shored up the foundation of the record.

Jamie adds:

…we had similar experiences during COVID where we were all meditating on death and rebirth. It’s interesting how it individually shined through in our respective writing, but it overlaps in a very cool way. Everything fit together really well. There’s a balance of light and contemplation in one atmosphere.

Meltt previously offered a glimpse of Eternal Embers with their March 2023 EP, Another Quiet Sunday featuring the singles “Within You, Within Me,” “Blossoms,” and “It Could Grow Anywhere.”

To celebrate the release of Eternal Embers, Meltt are heading out on tour starting with their album release show partnered with Desert Daze Presents on 9/30 in Vancouver and then making stops in Los Angeles on 10/15 for Desert Daze Presents ‘Daze In The City,’ New York at Baby’s All Right, Chicago at The Hideout, and more.


Sept 30 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

Oct 11 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA

Oct 15 – Gold Diggers – Los Angeles, CA *Part of Desert Daze Presents Daze In The City

Oct 19 – Foro Indie Rocks – Mexico City, MX

Oct 21 – Mohawk Indoors – Austin, TX

Oct 22 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX

Oct 24 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

Oct 26 – Drkmttr – Nashville, TN

Oct 27 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA

Oct 28 – Petra’s – Charlotte, NC

Oct 29 – Pie Shop – Washington D.C.

Nov 1 – Baby’s All Right – New York, NY

Nov 2 – The Lilypad – Boston, MA

Nov 3 – Diving Bell Social Club – Montreal, QC

Nov 4 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON

Nov 7 – The Hideout – Chicago, IL

Nov 8 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI

Nov 9 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN