Something Clever hails from Charlotte, NC and their mantra as of late has been, ‘Follow THIS.’ The reputation of their live shows has demanded quite a bit of attention and is largely responsible for the size of their rapidly growing fan base. 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, and even gaining the honor of opening Carolina Rebellion in 2016. 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 vendors and well over 300+ in attendance.
Since the Something Clever originated in 2011 the lineup has changed, and the band shifted focus, with a prevalent element of fist-clenching, 'go-for-it' attitude. 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, which still runs on the station’s football season. 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.
2016 was a catapult year for one of the premier rock/metal acts in the southeast. Something Clever shot out of the gate with a brand new music video for one of their top hits, "Echoes", off of their EP 'Season of Darkness". In June 2016 , hot off the heels of their Carolina Rebellion debut, Charlotte-based rock band Something Clever announced their first headlining regional tour across the region, culminating in a homecoming show fit for the regional veterans: the inaugural show Charlotte's newest live music venue, The Fillmore Underground. The band has been hard at work to finish their full-length album, ‘Season of Light’, with a release planned for March of 2017. The album promises to deliver a growth within the band and a new found sound, venturing outward while glancing at the very foundation that has brought them so much success.