Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, Sticky Fingers, Catfish and the Bottlemen


band members

Andrew Sifleet - Bass Ben French - Synth/Slide guitar Christian Mechler - Rhythm guitar/ lead vocals Gab Nash - Drums Max Hutchings - Lead guitar/ backing vocals


Influences

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar


Bio

Mt. Cleverest’s climb to the top will be documented. Forming in 2016, the band has quickly gained momentum as their robust alt-rock indie-rap sound has spread through the scene like wildfire. The boys from Perth have impressed locally with singles like “That Girl” and garnered international praise with the recent single “These Nights”. With the imminent release of the follow up to their debut EP ‘Money’, Mt. Cleverest aren't showing any signs of slowing down.

Recorded and mixed by Andrew Lawson (Debaser Studios) and mastered by William Bowden, their 2018 debut EP ‘Money’ served as the professional introduction to the band's genre-blending sound, tied together by themes of mortality, greed, money, love and power. The EP explores these heavy themes in a highly listenable sense, with infectious guitars and catchy hooks sprawled throughout the project.

The funk-rap stylings of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the clever guitar layers of the Arctic Monkeys, and the powerful breakdowns of Royal Blood combine as the perfect canvas for lead singer Christian Mechler's powerful vocals and equally powerful messages to hit home.

The success of their debut EP saw 2018 prove to be a breakout year with their first vinyl, first tour, first sold out shows and first national and international radio spins proving as massive highlights. The year culminated in their track ‘Money’ being voted as the No. 5 song of the year, as selected by 10,000 WA radio listeners.

With their debut EP finally out in the world, the band have wasted no time in releasing follow up singles ‘Linger’ and ‘Frank Ocean’, from their forthcoming sophomore EP with plans for a national tour in the works.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

mt cleverest out here freeing minds left, right and centre.

mt cleverest out here freeing minds left, right and centre.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

15 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

Perth has a burgeoning scene of bands channeling hip-hop flow with jazz and rock influence combined and Mt Cleverest are doing it well

Perth has a burgeoning scene of bands channeling hip-hop flow with jazz and rock influence combined and Mt Cleverest are doing it well

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

25 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

Hearing some of the sweeter moments of QOTSA in here... nice.

Hearing some of the sweeter moments of QOTSA in here... nice.