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 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


Website

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 more recent releases like “These Nights” and “Linger”. With the release of their second EP ‘FREE’ - 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 undertones through a highly listenable lens, 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 for the alt-rock group with their first vinyl pressing, first tour, first sold out shows and first national and international radio spins proving as massive highlights. This culminated in their track ‘Money’ being voted as the No. 5 song of the year, as selected by 10,000 WA radio listeners.

Recorded, mixed & mastered at Poons Head Studio (Kevin Parker, Spacey Jane, Miley Cyrus) by multi WAMI winning producer Rob Grant, ‘Free’ represents a solidification of the band’s sound and staying presence in the scene. With ‘Linger’ and Forever’ having already amassed thousands of streams, this sophomore EP hits close to home with three fresh, new tracks. With a new sense of creative liberation, Mt. Cleverest explores a longing for love through heartfelt fibres and heavy verses – and are well and truly hitting all the right notes.

Known for their exhilarating live show and passionate performances, Mt. Cleverest continue to display all the right facets that make them one of Australia’s most promising bands.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Mar 2020

Triple J
35

plenty of bright, bouncy, indie pop hooks in here which will get the audience moving.

plenty of bright, bouncy, indie pop hooks in here which will get the audience moving.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

28 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

Starts crisp but then the guitars get a bit lost in each other. Heavy handed on the chorus pedal maybe? Otherwise a very sweet indie ditty.

Starts crisp but then the guitars get a bit lost in each other. Heavy handed on the chorus pedal maybe? Otherwise a very sweet indie ditty.

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.