Something Clever from Charlotte NC has been shredding through the Carolina’s for the past couple of years now. The reputation of their live shows has demanded quite a bit of attention and is largely responsible for the size of their rapidly growing fanbase. In 2015 after the release of their EP entitled “Season of Darkness”, they rose through the region with national support slots for Escape the Fate, Sons of Texas, All That Remains and more, including their own headlining shows. The band also produced their own annual event, CleverCon, which is their spin on ComicCon combining and featuring Music, Art, and Video Gaming with over 20 venors and well over 300+ in attendance.
Since the Something Clever originated in 2011 the lineup has changed, the band shifted focus, with a prevalent element of fist-clenching, 'go-for-it' active 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 Justin Tyme, 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.
Currently Something Clever is gearing up for a Winter/Spring packed full of shows throughout the region including headliners and national supports, once again for Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. In April they will begin recording their album debut, “Season of Light”, to be released in May at the start of the festival season before heading out on tour in June. “Season of Light” promises to deliver a growth within the band and a new found sound without straying too far from the very foundation that has brought them so much success. The band is also gearing up for their slot on Carolina's own Carolina Rebellion for the campground party to take place on May 5th. 2016 will be a catapult year for one of the premier rock/metal acts in the southeast.