The soundbaby Mild Orange was born in 2017 in Dunedin, New Zealand, by early childhood friends Josh Mehrtens and Josh Reid. The group was later joined by good pals and experienced musicians, Tom Kelk and Jack Ferguson. Together, Mild Orange create what they call ‘melting melodies’.
Foreplay, the debut album from Mild Orange, was released independently April 18, 2018. It received worldwide attention, with tracks quickly attracting 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.