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News October 27, 2015

Gordi signs with Mushroom Publishing

Gordi signs with Mushroom Publishing


22 year old Sydney folktronica artist Gordi (aka Sophie Payten) today announced that she has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Mushroom Music Publishing, Australia’s iconic independent music publisher. The rising songstress joins the likes of Vance Joy, Chet Faker, The Jezabels and Mansionair on Mushroom’s local roster.

The signing follows the release of her latest single ‘Can We Work It Out’ [Independent/Hey Alfalfa] last month, as well as Mushroom Publishing’s Managing Director Ian James being voted the world’s leading music publisher at the 2015 International Music Industry Awards in Los Angeles this year.

Linda Bosidis, Mushroom Publishing’s Head of A&R said, “When Gordi plays live you witness a unique connection. Her natural humour, tenderness and ease with the audience is striking. Her songs express personal experience, they radiate a familiarity and form a swift knowing bond with the listener. We are thrilled to the core to be working with Gordi, bring it on!”

On the signing, Gordi says, "When I told someone recently that I was signing to Mushroom Publishing, they told me it was the best decision I would make in my career. After meeting the whole team and getting to know Linda and Erol, I have every confidence that Mushroom Publishing is the place for me. I know how much they value the creativity and individuality of their artists and I couldn’t be more excited to have their support"Gordi's publishing will be represented outside Australia/New Zealand through Mushroom Publishing’s international affiliates, includingBMG Chrysalis.

Gordicauseda stir in the latter part of 2014 with her track‘Nothing’s As It Seems’, a luminous pop track which drew comparisons ranging fromAngel Olsen,Ásgeir,Joni MitchellandTallest Man On Earth. The 22 year-­old Canowindra local was quickly added to rotation ontriple jand community radio around Australia and namedtriple j’s Unearthed Feature Artistearlier this year.

With ethereal, worldly vocals punctuated by wonderful arrangements, her follow up singles‘Can We Work It Out’and‘Taken Blame’served as further offerings of what should be a busy 2015-16 forGordi, which have included invitations to various showcase events includingBIGSOUNDin Brisbane as well as being named the recipient of theAPRA Josh Pyke Partnership award(which she spoke toABC’s 730 Reportlast week). She has also collaborated with Iceland’sSin Fangand Los Angeles’Ghost Loftwith a number of other exciting projects in the works.

Gordi’s latest single‘Can We Work It Out’has already had over150,000 plays on Spotifyin its first two weeks, reachednumber 3 on the Hype Machine chartsand was added to rotation on triple j shortly after Zan Rowe gave the track its world premiere.Gordirecently joinedBen Leeon his east coast tour and recently supportedJinja Safariin Sydney.

Mushroom Publishingwas established in 1972 byMichael Gudinski.

Gordiwill be appearing atBIGSOUND 2015in Brisbane 8, 9 and 10 September.She supportsGeorge Mapleat Manning Bar in Sydney tonight.


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