Featured Gordi stories


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

Best New Bands

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

Gordi – “Extraordinary Life”

Sophie Payten is releasing her sophomore album as Gordi, Our Two Skins, at the end of the week. It's had quite the build-up, starting with…
James Rettig | June 22, 2020 - 12:53 pm

Gordi – “Unready”

Back in April, Sophie Payten announced her sophomore album as Gordi, Our Two Skins. We've heard a few songs from it so far, including "Sandwiches,"
Ryan Leas | June 8, 2020 - 10:05 am

Gordi – “Volcanic”

Australian musician Sophie Payten, who puts out music as Gordi, announced her sophomore album, Our Two Skins, last month. It features the previously released singles…
James Rettig | May 5, 2020 - 10:17 am

Gordi – “Aeroplane Bathroom”

Australian Artist To Watch Sophie Payten, who releases music as Gordi, has announced a new album, Our Two Skins, the follow-up to her 2017 debut…
James Rettig | March 23, 2020 - 9:02 am

Gordi – “Sandwiches”

Back in the summer of 2017, Sophie Payten released Reservoir, her debut album as Gordi. Since then, she's collaborated with a handful of other artists…
Ryan Leas | February 25, 2020 - 9:22 am

Willaris. K – “Indifferent” (Feat. Gordi)

Up until now, all of Australian electronic producer Willaris. K's music has been instrumental. But that changes today with the release of new single "Indifferent,"
Peter Helman | January 29, 2020 - 9:01 am

Gordi – “The Cost”

The Australian Artist To Watch Gordi -- real name Sophie Payten -- released her debut album back in 2017, and today she's returned with a…
James Rettig | January 12, 2020 - 11:39 am

Watch Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Gordi, & More Cover Gillian Welch At Eaux Claires

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires music festival kicked off on Friday. Vernon and Dessner played new material from their Big Red Machine project…
Julia Gray | July 8, 2018 - 7:55 pm

Watch Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner’s Full Big Red Machine Set At Eaux Claires

Way back in 2009, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner teamed up on "Big Red Machine," a track off of the great…
Peter Helman | July 7, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Gordi – “I’m Done” (Feat. S. Carey) Video

What, you think I'm not going to take another opportunity to alert you to Gordi's brilliance? When the young Australian Artist To Watch delivered her…
Chris DeVille | March 8, 2018 - 10:50 am


Gordi – “Sorrento Moon (I Remember)” (Tina Arena Cover)

Artist To Watch alum Gordi made our 25 Great EPs From 2016 list and released her sparkling indie-pop debut album last year. Today, she embraces…
Julia Gray | February 8, 2018 - 9:10 am

Watch Gordi Cover Linkin Park’s “In The End” In Tribute To Chester Bennington

Australian Artist To Watch Gordi is the latest musician to grace Triple J's Like A Version. Backed by a surprisingly large band including horns and…
Peter Helman | October 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm

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
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