DEBUT LP RESERVOIR OUT TODAY
+ ANNOUNCES AUS ALBUM TOUR AND EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ASGEIR
+ WATCH ‘BITTER END’ VIDEO IN 360° VR
+ WATCH ‘BITTER END’ ACOUSTIC IN BARCELONA
‘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
RESERVOIR :: Deeply planting yourself in one reality, or one state of feeling. Other people come and go within that. You survive outside of it. Time moves on regardless.
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 that the intimate sounds of Reservoir will be brought 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.
Gordi has just wrapped 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, The Tallest Man on Earth and Highasakite.
triple j is proud to support Gordi’s national Reservoir Tour, which kicks off in Melbourne at the end of November. These shows will follow her 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.
Gordi quickly caught our attention in 2015 with her mesmerising voice, ethereal production, and shimmering songcrafting potential. Since then, she’s taken advantage of the platform her success has afforded her – triple j
‘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
GORDI – RESERVOIR TOUR DATES
Presented by triple j
Tickets on sale now | All shows 18+
For tickets & full tour info, click here
Sat 25 Nov | Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Thu 30 Nov | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Sat 2 Dec | Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Wed 6 Dec | Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA
Thu 7 Dec | Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA
Fri 8 Dec | Ed Castle, Adelaide, SA
Sat 9 Dec | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES
Thu 12 Oct | France, Paris @ Le Bataclan w/ Asgeir
Sat 14 Oct | Netherlands, Gronigen @ De Oosterpoort w/ Asgeir
Tue 17 Oct | United Kingdom, Liverpool @ Arts Club (Theatre) w/ Asgeir
Thu 19 Oct | Netherlands, Utrecht @ TivoliVredenburg w/ Asgeir
Fri 20 Oct | Germany, Hamburg @ Docks w/ Asgeir
Sat 21 Oct | Denmark, Copenhagen @ Koncertuset Studio 1 w/ Asgeir
Mon 23 Oct | Sweden, Stockholm @ Debaser Hornstulls Strand w/ Asgeir
Tue 24 Oct | Norway, Oslo @ Rockefeller Music Hall w/ Asgeir
Wed 01 Nov | Iceland, Reykjavik @ Iceland Airwaves: Harpa – Eldborg w/ Asgeir
Mon 06 Nov | United Kingdom, London @ Omeara
Tue 07 Nov | United Kingdom, Leeds @ Headrow House
Wed 08 Nov | United Kingdom, Manchester @ Night And Day Café
Thu 09 Nov | Ireland, Dublin @ Button Factory
Thu 16 Nov | Spain, Barcelona @ Vida Festival
Fri 17 Nov | France, Caen @ BBC Caen w/ Asgeir
Sat 18 Nov | Belgium, Brussels @ Botanique – Orangerie w/ Asgeir
Mon 20 Nov | Germany, Berlin @ Huxleys w/ Asgeir
Tue 21 Nov | Germany, Leipzig @ Werk2 w/ Asgeir
Wed 22 Nov | Germany, Munich @ Theaterfabrik w/ Asgeir
Reservoir – Gordi
Out now through Liberation