Calisus is a band that knows how to throw down awesome melodies in each of their songs. If you’re looking for a band that can play hard but also hit those high notes with slower songs then look no further. Their latest album ‘Human’ has a bit of everything you could want in a rock band. Calisus’s lyrics have a ton of emotion and meaning to them. You can really connect with them if you have awful stuff going on in your life and you just wanna throw it all out the window. The lead singer has, what I like to call, a radio friendly voice. I can easily picture them on radio stations fitting in nicely with the mainstream artists. Which is awesome because there is so much potential in that and it’s harder nowadays with all of these new indie artists coming out to find the ones that can have the best of both worlds.
Some people compare Calisus to Three Days Grace which is fair but I get a lot of Alice In Chains vibes. I guess it’s because most fans of Three Days Grace are a little bit younger to know who Alice In Chains even is. I can see them Googling right now. That’s right. I’m watching you. I like your hair. Anyway, Calisus released a new single entitled ‘Now Or Never’ which has done very well and was picked up in late February by Rock Rage Radio as well as 101.5 Bob Rocks FM for rotation. Calisus has also contributed to multiple charities including ones for breast cancer, Hep B awareness, heroin rehabilitation and more.
If there’s one thing I can appreciate it’s bands who not only work hard but respect what they do. Calisus is on the rise and they’re only going to do bigger things as time goes on. If there’s one bit of advice I can give it’s that they try uploading to their Youtube a little bit more. I know it’s hard when you’re a band and there is so much going on…on top of trying to balance personal life but even a 2 minute vlog just saying hi can go a long way and keep your audience engaged while they wait for new music. It doesn’t have to be every week but at least once a month. I’ve seen a lot of bands get much more attention and viewers that way because people eat that stuff up. Especially in the era of technology.