Something Clever originated in 2011 as primarily a cover act, however over the years as the lineup changed, the band shifted focus, with a prevalent element of fist-clenching, 'go-for-it' hard rock and metal throughout their originally penned songs. Armed with their current lineup of Adam Nelson on vocals, lead guitarist and founding member Kelly Flusk, rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist Brett Baker, bassist/backing vocalist Colt Crevar, and drummer Dylan Roles, they've honed a new edge to their music, and are leaning into it.
Gaining the attention of several national acts in 2012 with their first EP release produced and engineered by Michael Pepe entitled 'Walk Away', Something Clever shared the stage with Adelita's Way, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Saving Abel, and Sum 41 and ended up #1 in all voting categories at the 2012 Ernie Ball and Rockstar Energy Drink Battle of the Bands for Simpsonville, SC. Something Clever was also commissioned to create music for Charlotte channel WSOC TV's high school football segment for television broadcast, running the last two football seasons straight. During production of their current projects, the band has managed to play with an addition of other contemporary metal/metalcore/hard rock acts such as Like Monroe, Scare Don't Fear, Eyes Set to Kill, I See Stars, Adelita's Way/Red Jumpsuit Apparatus for a second time, Dead Rabbitts, The Relapse Symphony, A Skylit Drive and others. The positive attention of these shows has skyrocketed the band to the number 1 spot on Reverb Nation for metal acts from Charlotte.
The band's current EP release, 'Season of Darkness', is part of a double-EP endeavor, set for global distribution on March 17th, 2015. The second EP, 'Season of Light', is set for a late-2015, early 2016 launch. Something Clever is currently gearing up for the 2015 show/tour season in support of the release of Season of Darkness.