Gordi_March 2018

“My favourite Aussie artist” – Troye Sivan

“I need to keep listening to these amazing songs” – The Tallest Man On Earth

“What’s not to like about this” – Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian)

“New label mate seriously crushing music” – Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)

“Watching Sophie perform intimidates me” – Dave Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths)

‘I’m Done’ is the latest single to surface from Gordi’s acclaimed debut LP, Reservoir, out now through Liberation Records. Featuring the vocals of friend and collaborator, S. Carey (Bon Iver), ‘I’m Done’ thrives off its minimal arrangement and heartfelt lyrics.

Today, Gordi also reveals the captivating video filmed with Melbourne artist Giulia McGauren. It beautifully portrays the song’s themes through interpretive movement and a grey, smoky atmosphere.

“When I heard Sean Carey sing the vocals on this song for the first time, I felt this feeling I get when a piece of music really connects with me. It’s this nexus of familiarity and new. It reminds you of somewhere you are coming from and moving towards. The video was inspired by Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne; a statue that captures an entire narrative in an instant” Gordi

Since its release in August, Reservoir has made waves around the globe and its momentum continues to grow, winning fans in many high profile artists. With her medical studies behind her, Gordi (aka Sophie Payten) is currently embarking on a massive 23-date tour throughout the US and Canada supporting Son Lux, before joining musical companion S. Carey on his album tour for ‘Hundred Acres’, on which she features on three tracks. View the full list of dates here.

Gordi will also return to SXSW next week to play eight showcases over three days. NPR has handpicked the young artist to feature in The Austin 100 – a mixtape consisting of the best that SXSW 2018 has to offer.

In exciting news for local fans, Gordi has announced she’ll be supporting Australian icon Missy Higgins on her upcoming Solastalgia Tour in May. These will be Gordi’s first Australian shows since her national album tour in November and December, which saw her sell out her largest rooms to date in Melbourne, Sydney, Fremantle, Adelaide and Hobart.

Reservoir was crowned Feature Album on triple j and also received a nomination for Australian Album of the Year. Past singles ‘On My Side’, ‘All The Light We Cannot See’, ‘Heaven I Know’ and ‘Can We Work It Out’ made their way into rotation at triple j and community radio and have amassed close to 10 million streams on Spotify. Reservoir’s release has also led Gordi to tour alongside Ásgeir, Feet Foxes, Metronomy, Julien Baker and Gang of Youths. In the lead up to the album, she appeared on Tonight With Jimmy Fallon, singing with Bon Iver.

Whilst we eagerly await Gordi’s return home, we can immerse ourselves in her recent live performance on KEXP, filmed in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves Festival.

‘Its charm is undeniable’ – The Line Of Best Fit

‘Gordi is her own formidable talent’ – NPR Music

‘Gordi is your next favorite folktronica genius’ – Noisey

‘Reservoir floods the listener with a grandiose ocean of melody, waves of comfort and discomfort rolling in and out’ – NYLON


4 May 2018 | QPAC Concert Hall | Brisbane, QLD
5 May 2018 | Empire Theatre | Toowoomba, QLD
6 May 2018 | Anita’s Theatre | Wollongong, NSW
8 May 2018 | Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW
11 May 2018 | Canberra Theatre | Canberra, ACT
12 May 2018 | Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA
13 May 2018 | Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC

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