triple j & WME Entertainment presents
8:00pm, Thu 30 November, 2017
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
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Today, Gordi shares her debut long-player, Reservoir.
Liberation is proud to release this exquisite record, which follows on from her breakthrough EP, Clever Disguise. The rogue individualism of Reservoir has taken the world by storm, with tastemakers admiring and praising its beautiful and dynamic orchestration.
"The name Reservoir, it's that thing that you can't describe, that space that anxious people would probably live their life in. It's actually an expression my friend and I use. If I'm really down one day, I'll say, 'Oh I'm a bit in the reservoir today'. You're mulling everything over, and you're sitting in all these thoughts and feelings. In order to be able to write a song I need to go to that place, but I couldn't live a functional life if I spent all my time in there." - Gordi
In exciting news for local fans, Gordi is delighted to announce she'll be bringing Reservoir to life on her national album tour in Oct / Nov, playing her largest spaces yet. It's clear that the 24-year old artist from Canowindra is quickly becoming one of Australia's most buzzed about songwriters and promising exports.
Reservoir was produced by Gordi and co-produced alongside Tim Anderson (Solange, Banks, Halsey), Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey) and Alex Somers (Sigur Ros) and was recorded in Wisconsin, Reykjavik, Los Angeles, New York, Bristol, Helsinki and Sydney - all amidst Gordi finishing a six year medical degree. The album is a cohesive work that blends honest feeling, introspection, and self-therapy with an alluring integration of digital and analogue soundscapes, exploring the ramifications of loss and time.
Reservoir has been the feature album all this week on triple j. Leading up to its release Gordi has shared a string of beautiful singles and videos for 'Heaven I Know', 'On My Side' and 'Bitter End', which have received heavy airplay via triple j, FBi and regional community radio. Last week Gordi revealed one of the world's first multi-platform videos for 'Bitter End' which is available for viewing in 360 virtual reality. It was premiered by Noisey and named Vevo's #MustSee clip. Gordi also recently played a stripped down version of the song on her Stereogum Live Session .
Today, Gordi also shares an acoustic version of 'Bitter End' shot at the Greek Theatre Gardens in Barcelona, in between her shows at Primavera earlier this year. [LINK]
Gordi is currently wrapping up a run of performances in North America, before embarking on an extensive run of European dates. She has already spent the last year touring the globe, selling out headline shows in London and supporting the likes of Bon Iver, Asgeir, Tallest Man on Earth and Highasakite.
In exciting news for local fans, Gordi will bring her intimate electronic soundscapes to life on the Reservoir Tour, kicking off in Melbourne at the end of November. These run of dates will follow her national tour with Gang Of Youths in September and an extensive European tour supporting Asgeir, including a special hometown show with Asgeir at Reykjavik's iconic Harpa Concert Hall. Gordi will also be performing special in-stores around release in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney over the next three days.
Reservoir is out now through Liberation / Jagjaguwar. Fall in - stay as long as you need.
Buy/Stream Reservoir: https://gordi.lnk.to/reservoir
We named Gordi an Artist To Watch based on the young Australia's incomparable, near elemental ability to summon sounds from the ether and whip them the ether and whip them into heartrending works of beauty - Stereogum
To listen to Reservoir is to listen to Gordi wade through her own burdensome emotional waters and carry the broken remnants of her thoughts and feelings back to shore with her, to be later sorted, documented, and put neatly away - Paste Magazine
Reservoir floods the listener with a grandiose ocean of melody, waves of comfort and discomfort rolling in and out - NYLON
8.5/10 It's charm is undeniable - The Line Of Best Fit
Incomparable, near-elemental ability to summon sounds from the ether and whip them into heartrending works of beauty - Stereogum
Gordi is her own formidable talent - NPR Music
Gordi is your next favorite folktronica genius - Noisey
A powerful debut from a driven young artist - The Music
A textural pastiche, the album veers from polyrhythmic synths paired against warm bass lines to moments of subtle vulnerability - Rolling Stone