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Mild Orange Announce Two North Island Shows

Mild Orange Announce Two North Island Shows

Annabel Kean / Tuesday 14th July, 2020 10:05AM

Ōtepoti guitar troupe Mild Orange have released their self-titled sophomore album, and now they're heading off on two massive North Island shows to share the new music. First formed while at the University of Otago, the four-piece of Josh Mehrtens, Josh Reid, Tom Kelk, and Jack Ferguson have revealed a different, mellower side to their sound on Mild Orange, crediting Yo La Tengo and Crowded House as influences. If you've not seen Mild Orange live before, let their sold out Paris and London shows do the talking, and don't miss out on a ticket when they go on sale this Thursday the 16th. Listen to Mild Orange a few times through, and find out when and where you can catch them live below...

UPDATE 1/10/20: Due to health issues (not Covid) Mild Orange's Wellington show at Hunter Lounge is now happening on 14th November, full statement from the band here.

Mild Orange
Saturday 14th November - The Hunter Lounge, Wellington [new date]*
Friday 20th November - Powerstation, Auckland 
[new date]
Wellington tickets available from 10am, Thursday 16th July HERE via UTR*
Auckland tickets via

Here's the super popular clip for woozy new track 'Freak In Me'...

Press Release:

Mild Orange announce their first shows after the release of their sophomore album, playing in Wellington (Hunter Lounge, August 29) and Auckland (Powerstation, Sept 19).The band are taking their uplifting and powerful live show to the another level and are looking forward to giving New Zealand fans a first taste before the rest of the world. New Zealand’s Mild Orange share their self-titled sophomore album, deemed “the quintessential summertime album” by Riot Magazine. Triangulating somewhere between the dusky atmospheres of Yo La Tengo’s And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, the stately romance of Coldplay’s Parachutes, and the patiently intertwining guitars of classic Kiwi jangle-pop, Mild Orange (out May 29) is a confident step out into the world that American Songwriter says “elevates their musicianship and songcraft” and establishes them as “a strong new voice” and surely suited to fans of Crowded House. Lead single “Freak In Me” brings bedroom pop to the bedroom, and it’s amassed over 1 million views on YouTube for its intimate daydream of a video. And check out the hazy video for “First Taste,” which Under The Radar (NZ) says “helps keep us grounded as we navigate our new post-lockdown realities”

Mild Orange are Josh Mehrtens (vocals/guitar, production, artwork), Josh Reid (lead guitar), Tom Kelk (bass guitar) and Jack Ferguson (drums), four friends who came together while studying at the University Of Otago. Their 2018 debut album Foreplay was an independently released word-of-mouth hit that earned them tens of millions of streams and views, a global fanbase, and led to the band’s first-ever European tour, including sold out dates in London and Paris. Their internet cult has gone international, with fans emerging everywhere


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Mild Orange Live - Wellington
Sat 14th Nov 8:00pm
The Hunter Lounge, Wellington
Mild Orange Live - Auckland
Fri 20th Nov 8:00pm
The Powerstation, Auckland