Orange & Lemons is a Filipino indie pop/alternative rock band formed in 1999 by singer-songwriter/guitarist Clem Castro, also simply know as Clementine, along with drummer Ace Del Mundo and his brother JM del Mundo on bass. Former member, Mcoy Fundales served as second vocalist since it’s formation until it’s last reception in 2007. The group’s musical genre’s been a mixed of alternative rock, indie pop and experimental music and heavily influenced by several well-respected bands in different generations like The Smiths, The Beatles and the Eraserheads. The band had released three several albums and gained commercial success with their sophomore album Strike Whilst the Iron Is Hot released in 2005, reaching double platinum status. Their last album Moonlane Gardens was hailed Album of the Year in the 2007 NU Rock Awards.
The group parted ways in 2007 due to musical differences. Following the band’s break up several members formed their own groups. Mcoy Fundales formed Kenyo alongside with JM and Ace del Mundo. While, Clementine formed his own indie group The Camerawalls and later on released a solo album under the name Dragonfly Collector.
In July, 2017 after 10 years on hiatus, the band announced a reformation as a trio and released the single Lovers Go, Lovers Come on December, 2017. To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album, O&L will release a 2018 Updated Version of their debut album “Love in the Land of Rubber Shoes & Dirty Ice Cream” on June 8, 2018.
On December 2018, the band adopted a live keyboardist. Jared Nerona (formerly of The Space Flower Show) eventually contributing arrangements to the band’s first Tagalog single in 12 years. “Pag-ibig Sa Tabing-Dagat” was released on June 7, 2019 as a single precursor to an all-Tagalog album in the works. It peaked at #4 on iTunes Top 200 Releases in the Philippines and garnered prositive reviews from the press and the general public. The last release for 2019 was another Tagalog song called ‘Ikaw Ang Aking Tahanan’ which was launched on December 6.
During the start of 2020, the band was able to have a live performance representing the Philippines during the 3rd Fujairah International Arts Festival in UAE. This was their first international festival gig. Their latest release, ‘You Bring Out My Best’, a happy and uplifting song, came out on September 11 in all digital stores.
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