Featured Gordi stories

2016 In Review

25 Great EPs From 2016

In an age when major-label artists are putting out bloated albums in an effort to rack up the most streaming equivalent units, it can sometimes…
James Rettig | December 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm


Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016

We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum -- it's sort of our job! -- and every year, we attempt to codify all…
Stereogum | November 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Gordi

Gordi is Sophie Payten, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from rural Australia, and holy shit is she good at making music. Clever Disguise, the EP she'll release…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

More Gordi stories

Stream Gordi Reservoir

Last year, we named Australian musician Gordi (real name Sophie Payten) an Artist To Watch based on the strength of her great debut EP, Clever
James Rettig | August 25, 2017 - 10:29 am

Gordi Vinyl Accidentally Pressed With Unreleased Queens Of The Stone Age Songs

Two of our most anticipated releases of next week are Artist To Watch alumna Gordi's debut Reservior (on Jagjaguwar) and hard-rock icons Queens Of The…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2017 - 9:36 am

Gordi – “Bitter End” Video

Gordi played a new song called "Bitter End" during her live session at the Stereogum office last week, and today, the Artist To Watch alumna…
Peter Helman | August 17, 2017 - 9:42 am

Watch Gordi Play An Acoustic Stereogum Session In NYC

As Gordi stated during her Stereogum Session today, we've been backing her basically since Day One. The Artist To Watch alumnus and Bon Iver collaborator…
Chris DeVille | August 9, 2017 - 11:58 am

Gordi – “On My Side” Video

A few weeks ago, Gordi introduced her debut album Reservoir with the video for "Heaven I Know," documenting and defying the laws of nature. Today…
Margaret Farrell | July 11, 2017 - 9:16 am

Gordi – “Heaven I Know” Video

One incredible triumph that English photographer Eadweard Muybridge achieved was documenting motion. His photography confirmed that, for one small moment, horses remove all four hooves…
Margaret Farrell | June 26, 2017 - 11:44 am

Gordi – “Heaven I Know”

We named Gordi an Artist To Watch based on the young Australian's incomparable, near-elemental ability to summon sounds from the ether and whip them into…
Chris DeVille | June 12, 2017 - 9:13 am

Watch Gordi Play Unreleased Song “Heaven I Know” In An Empty Restaurant

Artist To Watch Gordi performed an intimate set for Found Sounds at a restaurant called Colombo's in LA, during which she debuted a new song.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 15, 2017 - 10:36 am

Gordi – “00000 Million” (Bon Iver Cover)

We made Sophie Payten, the Australian singer and songwriter who records as Gordi, an Artist To Watch earlier this year. She's Jagjaguwar labelmates with Bon…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2016 - 10:41 am

Gordi – “So Here We Are” Video

Australian Artist To Watch Gordi put out her American debut, Clever Disguise, back in the spring. We've seen a few videos for some of the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 19, 2016 - 10:54 am

Watch Bon Iver Debut “8 (circle)” On The Tonight Show

We are mere weeks away from the release of 22, A Million, the third Bon Iver album, and we've only heard a few of its…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2016 - 8:42 am

Gordi – “Wanting” Video

We named Gordi an Artist To Watch based on the promise of her debut EP Clever Disguise, which came out earlier this year, and today…
James Rettig | July 6, 2016 - 10:04 am

Gordi – “Nothing’s As It Seems” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

We named Gordi an Artist To Watch on the strength of her stunning Clever Disguise EP. The young Australian singer-songwriter's winsome ballads course with complex…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2016 - 9:59 am