When considering a word to size them up, “Unorthodox” may be the perfect adjective to describe Calgary-based rockers Chiliocosm. You’ll hear why today as we premiere the band’s brand new music video for their single, “Unorthodox.” Even the way the band went about doing a traditional performance video is unorthodox, as you’ll see in watching the energetic new clip. It’s indicative of the energy and passion with which they play, tapping into a modern pop-punk sound with heavy elements of 2000s hardcore and screamo.

The song shows tremendous growth in the quintet, as they have really grown as musicians and as a unit since their days coming up in their hometown of Grand Prairie, Alberta.

“We hope people enjoy the absurdness of this video, and that they can add some new items to their list of ’things they haven’t seen before.’”

Expounding on the video clip for “Unorthodox,” the band collectively states:

“The music video for ‘Unorthodox’ is a love letter to anyone out there who appreciates weird adult swim humour, nostalgia for the 2000s, or wishes they spent less time on their phone or in front of their TVs. As for the song itself, it’s for anyone out there who feels frustrated over the rules and conditions that society has deemed as ‘n0rMal.’ There are better ways to make this a better place for everyone, but we pretend there aren’t. At the very least, we hope people enjoy the absurdness of this video, and that they can add some new items to their list of ’things they haven’t seen before.’”

“[The song is] for anyone out there who feels frustrated over the rules and conditions that society has deemed as ‘n0rMal.’”

Although they are still a rather young group, Chiliocosm has already had a pretty memorable run. They began to enjoy success doing DIY gigs and open mic nights in Grand Prairie, but they decided to relocate to Calgary at the beginning of 2020, so they could be entrenched within a more defined, active music scene.

As they continue to grow, there have been many highlights thus far, including opening for Sublime With Rome in the summer of 2019, as well as opening for Pop Evil and Simple Plan at the Grizfest Music Festival. In 2016, they won the Grizfest “Battle of the Bands,” which really began to expose them to a larger audience. That audience promises to continue to expand with a band joyfully and confidently doing things their own way.

Artwork for the album “Unorthodox” by Chiliocosm