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Upon launch, we introduced you to a special little find; one with a backstory that originated in country New South Wales – a small rural town called Canowindra to be exact. Despite rushing from university where she is studying medicine, Sophie Payten of moniker Gordi, arrived at our GRAZIA Next In Line photo shoot upon news she had been signed to the personal roster of the CEO of Billions. For the uninitiated, the music label count Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Mumford and Sons and Cara Delevingne’s girlfriend St Vincent as part of their roster.  “I lived on a farm outside a little town called Canowindra which has a population of about 2000,” said Payten. “Every time something happens in my music world, it also happens in Canowindra news. And Billions was big news!”

It was her single Wanting that made your ears prick up each time you heard it on the car radio or a recommended list on Spotify. And as a reminder of the magic to expect at her upcoming shows (but make no mistake, this track wont be going to the back of anyone’s music catalogue anytime soon), GRAZIA has an exclusive never-before-seen live recording of the song at Guy Mathews Industrial space in Collingwood, Melbourne. 


And if you like what you hear, Gordi will be performing at the following locations:

Wednesday 10th August      
Newtown Social Club, Sydney            
Support: Xavier Dunn + Jake Meadows

Wednesday 17th August      
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne   Support: Xavier Dunn + Wedding Ring Bells  TICKETS

Wednesday 24th August      
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane             
Support: Xavier Dunn  TICKETS

Sunday 28th August               
Newtown Social Club, Sydney         
Support: Xavier Dunn + Jake Meadows  TICKETS

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