June 22, 2018 · 2:26 pm

Featured Friday: House of Whales, An Alternative Hip-Hop Band Who Rocks on Social Media

The band uses social media to support music, art, peace, and equality.

By Kelly Johnson

House of Whales — an alternative cross-genre band from Chicago —  is famous for their unique approach to music with political lyrics. Bandmates Rico Sisney, Danny Varela, and Aunnoy Badruzzaman, mix rock and hip-hop to create a memorable sound and live musical experience, making them the ideal selection for this Featured Friday.

The trio released their debut EP “Tell No One” in 2012 that was nominated for an Independent Music Award.

House of Whales is in tune with the power of social media, and uses their platforms to reflect their creative style and connect with their fans, like in their Instagram video with Sensai-recommended hashtags.

The band also uses social media to support music, art, peace, and equality. Their posts are genuine and relevant to their community. Here’s an example of one of their more engaging posts.

The band has a large following on Facebook — more than 27,000 fans — and they spread messages that take a stand against racism and discrimination, like in this cool photo.

250,000 in solidarity against homophobia, violence, racism, sexism, and hate. Peace, love, and equality for all. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

Posted by House of Whales on Saturday, January 21, 2017


Also, House of Whales uses YouTube to share their immersive music videos. Here is one example of a short, instrumental video that showcases street art.


House of Whales just released their latest single, “Colors,” and you can find it on Spotify. You can also follow the band on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.