Tuesday, 28th May
Tickets available via See Tickets or In-Store via Tickets-Scotland
The colour orange can cause one to experience a heightened
sense of optimism, a boost in aspiration, and a stimulation
of warmth and happiness. Mild Orange is an eclectic of
‘melting melodies’–an energy and vibrancy derived from a
lust for smooth sounds.
The soundbaby, Mild Orange, was born in 2017 in Dunedin,
New Zealand, by early childhood friends Josh Mehrtens
(vocals/guitar/production) and Josh Reid (lead guitar), and
soon joined by good pals and experienced musicians, Tom
Kelk (bass) and Jack Ferguson (drums). Josh & Josh first became friends at age two, but were separated due to their families relocating. 19 years later, the pair oddly and unknowingly found themselves living together in a strange flat housing ten men, two lizards, two rabbits and one chicken all under one roof in their third
year at university. Josh & Josh had not realised that they
knew each other well as children until soon after they had
bonded over their passion for music and began writing the
bones of their debut album ‘Foreplay’. The full project came
into fruition once Tom and Jack were on board, and the signature sound was created.
Foreplay was released independently April 18, 2018,
receiving worldwide attention, with tracks quickly reaching
millions of views on YouTube. The Mild Orange boys
recorded Foreplay themselves in their practice room and in
their flat in Dunedin. Front man Josh Mehrtens, then spent
six months producing and mixing the project in his
bedroom and at the library.
Mild Orange asks: “melt with us” – an expression to spark
the enjoyment, creation, and participation in lovely
experiences. The powerful, and at times pensive live show of
the Mild Orange experience, seeks to do so.