Idyl - Music Video covering Aaliyah's "Try Again"

The Indies presents Idyl and her music video to her interpretation of the Aaliyah song titled Try Again

The Indies generally steers clear of featuring cover songs, but this is a worthy exception. A emerging French artist known as Idyl did a tasty acoustic version of "Try Again", a song that was originally released by the recording artist Aaliyah on February 22, 2000, less than two years before she tragically died at age 22, exactly 16 years ago today on August 25, 2001.

The song was written by Static Major (R.I.P.) and Timothy Mosley (known professionally as Timbaland). The song was produced for Aaliyah by Timbaland, who also appeared in the video. Aaliyah's version of "Try Again" reached number one on several radio airplay and sales charts, including #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. There have been numerous artists who have covered the song since that time.

The music video to the interpretation below, by Idyl, was executive produced by Shimera Films, directed by Jali with Julien Cherpion as Cinematographer.

Idyl - Try Again (written by Aaliyah)

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Fans of Aaliyah have never forgotten her and have propelled her to new heights since her death. She is listed by Billboard magazine as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years and 27th most successful R&B artist in history. She will be forever missed, and her music never forgotten.

Aaliyah - Try Again

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Le Butcherettes

The Indies presents the latest live music videos from Le Butcherettes

The Indies is proud to present some of the latest live takes of a great indie band known as Le Butcherettes. The band was formed in 2007 in Guadalajara, Mexico, by Teri Gender Bender (born Teresa Suaréz) and drummer Auryn Jolene.

The videos below were filmed for the ongoing Ring Road Live Sessions and were excellently directed and edited by Alejandro Herrera. The stellar audio engineer was Marvin Zenarosa. Bravo!

Le Butcherettes - Spider Waves (at the Ring Road Live Sessions)

Le Butcherettes - Sold Less Than Gold (at the Ring Road Live Sessions)

Le Butcherettes - Witchless C Spot (at the Ring Road Live Sessions)

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Hear more from the earlier days of Le Bucherettes when they were featured on our network in September 2011 on MusicLoad and on Music Television.

Dani King

The Indies presents Dani King and her song titled Over

The Indies is proud to present the latest song by Dani King titled Over. Last April, The Indies featured the music video by this strong rising artist to her song titled Up All Night, here.

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The Indies presents Population:7 and music videos from their album titled Fiero

Here is a very tasty band named Population:7 that refers to itself as "100% DIY UK Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul". Below are two videos from their latest album titled Fiero.

The first video is to their song titled Blindspot. The video was filmed & edited by Ollie Ridley.

Population:7 - Blindspot

Next is the first single from the Fiero album, which was produced on a grand budget of £0.

Population:7 - PAX6 & FOXP2

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Private Party - Gloom

The Indies presents Private Party and their music video for their track titled Gloom

Private Party is a rap act that consists of two guys who have known each other since the fourth grade. They figured out, when they were young, that music was everything that mattered. They finally packed their bags for Los Angeles, California, to pursue their desire to make records. Their rap in the track below is about the difficulties of pursuing such dreams, the harshness things like fake friends who talk badly behind one's back and takers who don't want to give back. Those are human traits that are all too common in the world, but the idea is to leave the negative forces behind and stick to the plan.

The video was directed by Shoots Blayr, shot by Chyeahhh and produced by Goldy.

Private Party - Gloom

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The Indies presents Nao and two live filmed studio recordings

Here is another unique act who has done a tasty cover of a song by Little Dragon, just like Lianne La Havas  did and many other great acts worth noticing...

The artist in the video below is known as Nao and this is her cover of  the Little Dragon song titled Ritual Union. This video was filmed during a live studio performance.

Nao - Ritual Union (a Little Dragon cover)

The next music video below is another filmed live studio performance of Nao and her own original song titled In The Morning.

Nao - In The Morning

Connect direct with Nao at ThisNao.Com,,,

Nao has two other songs featured on our network at the two links below. At the first link is the official music video to Nao's song titled Fool To Love.

The next link is the official music video to Nao's song titled Girlfriend.

Little Dragon - latest videos from Season High album

The Indies presents the latess music videos by Little Dragon and their album, Season High

The first time we covered this act from Gothenburg, Sweden, goes back to 2007, when they were truly indie on a label known as Peacefrog. Since then, numerous emerging and well established acts now cover Little Dragon's songs, such as the stellar version of Twice covered by Lianne La Havas.

Fast forward to today, the group is a major indie force, playing all over the world  (click here for dates) and is currently signed to the newish label that former Warner Bros. Records CEO Tom Whalley started known as Loma Vista Recordings. Loma Vista has a roster of acts that are very independent in spirit.

The Indies is proud to present the latest two music videos by Little Dragon from their latest 2017 album titled Season High.  The first music video below is the album's #2 track titled High.

Little Dragon - High

The next video below is the album's #1 track titled Celebrate. It was Directed by Ossian Melin, the DP was Filip Aladdin and the first assistant director was Klas Hasselrot.

Little Dragon - Celebrate

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RY X - Howling

The Indies presents RY X and three versions of his song titled Howling

Just below are three different audio takes with different music videos of the same song titled Howling by RY X.

In this version, RY X collaborates with Frank Wiedemann

RY X / Frank Wiedemann "Howling" (Official Video)

This version is a remix and music video by Sofi Tukker, who we recently featured here on MusicTelevision.Com's sister site, MusicLoad.Com

RY X - Howling (Sofi Tukker Remix)

Just below, is the official Official Video!

RY X - Howling (Official Video)

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Car Seat Headrest - "Vincent" Official Video

TheIndiesCom presents Car Seat Headrest and their music video for their song titled Vincent

From the Matador Records act known as Car Seat Headrest, this is their music video to their song titled Vincent from their album titled Teens of Denial

Car Seat Headrest - Vincent

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Dani King - Up All Night

TheIndies.Com presents Dani King and her music video to the song Up All Night

Dani King is a young up & coming independent recording artist whose unique voice has a strong ability to sing in a sultry lower range. Originally from Chicago, she attended music school in Nashville and then headed for Los Angeles.

Her music video below is to an original song she wrote titled Up All Night. She takes 50 seconds to set up the sexy theme of desire before the music comes in. Turn it up!

Dani King - Up All Night

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Video Credits
Actors: Dani King and Zach Mcgovern
Director: Tom Gault of Tom Gault Productions
Director of Photography and Second Shooter: Shelby Carol
Hair and Makeup: Lucy Mendoza

Rosa Pullman - Ready for You + Live Takes at The Intersection LA

The Indies presents the music of Rosa Pullman

Rosa Pullman is a stellar songwriter, guitarist  pianist, vocalist and beautiful person who was featured on our network two times before, here and here.

Recently, she released a studio version of a song she wrote titled Ready for You.

Just below is one of our favorite takes of Ready For You that was filmed in August of 2015. She was performing for The Intersection LA,  a magical little house in Los Feliz/Silverlake, California, where resident and transient Los Angeles artists meet and play music at a new crossroads for musicians and their audience.

Rosa Pullman - Ready For You

And, here is another tasty song titled Walk On, also filmed at The Intersection LA. She is accompanied by the talented musicians Shiben Bhattacharya on guitar, Jason Hiller on bass, and Michael Jerome Moore on drums.

Rosa Pullman - Walk On

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Rebecca Lou - No Surrender

TheIndies.Com presents rock vocalist Rebecca Lou and her music video to No Surrender

Rebecca Lou Armstrong of Copenhagen, Denmark, is a great hard rock singer who is simply known as Rebecca Lou. She is one of this network's all time favorite emerging indie artists who is destined for something big in our opinion. She has been at it for quite a while, singing in several different mostly very hard rock/metal bands. In 2013 she was featured here on The Indies when she was the lead singer of a stellar band known as Stella Blackrose.

We have heard her sing in a few different situations/bands/acts and she can take a lame band or song, a bad situation or wrong kind of production and squeeze a great sound out of it the second she starts singing. She treats all music situations we've heard like that old saying... If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That makes her a real pro.

The thing that is inspiring about her is that she is not trying to fit into other people's mold of what they think she should be. She is comfortable in her own skin and exudes an authenticism and confidence that is rare. Years ago, I wrote her a note encouraging her to stay away from pop music, which she had been experimenting with for a pop idol show in Europe. I wrote to her and stated that rock stars have contempt and pop stars don't, and that I thought she should stick to rock. I felt like she was a rock star in the making up to that moment and going down the pop road, she would throw it all away. She wrote back to basically say "I am what I am" and that she was "having fun". Her response left me with much more respect for her than I already had.

Hearing her most recent original solo material gives us hope that she might very well emerge as a very successful real rock icon, hopefully like a modern day Joan Jett meets Ann Wilson of Heart. Rebecca Lou has a lot of passion, always has a strong delivery and as she appropriately titled this song, she has no surrender in mind. Turn it up and give her some love! GC

Rebecca Lou - No Surrender

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The above video was directed and produced by Daniel Buchwald and was created with support from KODA


This post was created on March 23, 2017 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with ongoing research, subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network.

Delphi Freeman

TheIndies.Com presents Delphi Freeman

Delphi Freeman is a 17 year old songwriter who, since 2014, has been paying her dues busking with her brothers, Luke (Cajon) and James (bass, guitar & production), in the famous San Francisco Bay Area spot known as Ghirardelli Square. She just released her debut album titled Audio Cinema. Just below is her first official music video with her song titled Digital Throwback. Enjoy! GC

Delphi Freeman - Digital Throwback

On March 22, she will perform live at Silo's, which is at the Napa River Inn, 530 Main St., Napa, California 94559. There is no cover charge for the show!

Connect direct with Delphi Freeman at DelphiFreeman.Com, at, and at

Survival Sex - The Film - Independent Director Seeks Support

The Indies presents Ukachi Arinzeh

It is rare for this network to plug or endorse any crowdfunding campaigns, but the network of music websites that The Indies belongs to has a favorite recording artist of substance named Nneka. Her music is deep and so are the things she does. She is focused on important issues, and those issues that matter to her are woven into her songs.

Today, we proudly share this plug she made for a filmmaker named Ukachi Arinzeh who is raising funds to finish a film about homeless kids who very unfortunately turn to sex for survival. The film is titled "Survival Sex". True to Nneka's persistent activist spirit, she wrote the following to her friends on Facebook:
Please help support the making of this film, Survival Sex. Working towards changing the problem of homeless teenagers on the streets of Nigeria, Africa and the world. #theropefoundation #survivalsex

Please help to donate in any way you can. We appreciate it.
Just below is a short video of Ukachi Arinzeh describing his film making a direct pitch to potential sponsors on GoFundMe.Com where he hopes to raise $25,000 to complete this worthwhile film making project. Learn more, donate or see how much has been raised so far at Ukachi's GoFund Me page. The fundraising campaign lasts until February 28th. Proceeds will pay for principle photography in March in time to make film festival submission deadlines starting in May.

Survival Sex Go Fund Me campaign video

Here is the audio to the Nneka song titled Street Lack Love

Lyrics to Nneka's song titled Street Lack Love:
This goes out to you people in the streets
Know it is not easy to survive in this world
Where there is no love, where there is no heart
The things we say, we are, we can never be

You find yourself wandering why
Youre sitting in the darkness
Cant find the light in this world
And as we grow old we might understand the truth
The fear of knowing it all
See places where well be,
We never thought we would see

This goes out to you people in the streets
Know it is not easy to survive in this world
Where there is no love, where there is no heart
The things we say, we are, we can never be

You will see we want the things we never have
Continuously dreaming, yeah
I know as long as we believe, we can get outta this
Together well achieve
And sometimes they wanna see your down fall
Think of their own profits and make you misuse
Your fellow brothers and sisters, your family, your friends
We just dont know what to do

This goes out to you people in the streets
Know it is not easy to survive in this world
Where there is no love, where there is no heart
The things we say, we are, we can never be

For nearly 60 years in Nigeria,
People have been suffering from gas flaring, and pollution
Because of big oil extraction companies such as Shell, Chevron, NNPC.
The Niger Delta, the Warri and the Ogoni people have pleading for a change
They have been fighting fot justice,
But the companies, Europe and Nigerian government do not seem to care,
Do not seem to be bothered, they cant be bothered.

Connect direct with Nneka at NnekaWorld.Com, Facebook.Com/NnekaWorld, and on Twitter.Com/NnekaWorld

Kayla Briët - Inspired story teller, cinematographer, composer and ...

TheIndies.Com presents cinematographer Kayla Briët and her film titled Smoke That Travels

We got lucky and learned about Kayla Briët, a very inspired 19 year old story teller, historian, film maker and composer/arranger/musician when she was featured on the cover of the LA Weekly, in Los Angeles, California.She was part of a feature story by writer Dina Gilio-Whitaker that was titled "NATIVE ANGELENOS - L.A.'S INDIGENOUS CULTURES WERE ALMOST ERASED - NOW THEY'RE FIGHTING TO BE SEEN"

It led us to a short 13 minute cinematic piece Kayla directed, edited and scored original music to. The film is titled Smoke That Travels. It features her father, Gary Wiskigeamatyuk.

Her YouTube page said the following about the film:
"Smoke That Travels" is a personal documentary by Kayla Briët that explores preservation and loss of culture and her own identity as Prairie Band Potawatomi.

What happens when a story is forgotten?

What a long journey it's been. This film was originally intended to be a small time capsule of my thoughts, feelings, and fears of stories being lost in time. It’s a piece dedicated to my little (currently 3 year old) brother, Senachwine, and a reminder for myself to look back on in the future. I started this last summer at 18, and little did I know that this film would take me on a journey and bring me closer to so many people around the world. Over 30 festivals and screenings from the Americas and Europe to Africa and Australia. I feel so lucky being able to meet new artists, family, and friends and experience treasured moments, big and small — it feels like a dream. Releasing this out into the world is a moment I will never forget, so here goes. Thank you so much to all who have supported this film so far.

with love x
We really hope you are inspired by Kayla Briët's work as a director/documentarian. As mentioned above, she wrote and performed the music for this film too. She has a musical body of work that is growing and we will be featuring more of that in future posts on this network. Enjoy! GC
Smoke That Travels - Produced by Kayla Briët

Connect direct with Kayla Briët at KaylaBriet.Com,,, and on

"Smoke That Travels" Original Music here:

2016 YoungArts (Los Angeles) - Winner in Cinematic Arts
2016 National Film Festival for Talented Youth NFFTY (Seattle) - Audience Award "Around the World in 10 Films"
2016 National Film Festival for Talented Youth NFFTY (Seattle) - Best Emerging Female Filmmaker
2016 Chicago CineYouth Festival (Chicago) - Best Documentary Senior Division
2016 New Renaissance Film Festival (London) - Best Young Talent (Documentary)
2016 Bushwick Film Festival (New York) - Best Short Film
2016 ImagineNATIVE (Canada) - Best Youth Work
2016 Seattle International Film Festival SIFF (Seattle) - Official Selection, Best of NFFTY
2016 Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago) - Official Selection, Best of CineYouth
2016 Rockland Youth Film Festival (New York) - Director of the Year
2016 Kleinkaap Short Film Festival (South Africa) - Best Documentary

Official Selection
2016 DocumentaQro (DOQU) Festival (Mexico) - Official Selection
2016 Miami Independent Film Festival (Florida) - Official Selection
2016 Largo Film Awards (Switzerland) - Official Selection
2016 Move Me Productions Festival (Belgium) - Official Selection
2016 Kleinkaap Short Film Festival (South Africa) - Official Selection, Cinematography Nominee
2016 VisionFest 3.0 (Los Angeles) - Official Selection Director's List
2016 CUCALORUS Film Festival (North Carolina) - Official Selection
2016 Guam International Film Festival (Guam) - Official Selection
2016 Broke Student Film Festival (Michigan) - Official Selection
2016 Tribal Film Festival (Oklahoma) - Official Selection
2016 Orlando Edge Film Festival (Florida) - Official Selection
2016 IndieWise Virtual Festival (Online) - Official Selection
2016 RAW Film Festival (Los Angeles) - Official Selection
2016 Buffer Festival (Canada) - Official Selection
2016 Winda Film Festival (Australia) - Official Selection
2016 Ethiopia International Film Festival (Ethiopia) - Official Selection
2016 Citizen Jane Film Festival (Missouri) - Official Selection
2016 Big Water Film Festival (Wisconsin) - Official Selection
2016 Vidcon (California) - Official Selection, Intermix
2016 One Flaming Arrow Festival (Oregon) - Official Selection

Awards, Screening, and Official Selection
2015 Summer in the City (London, UK) - Official Selection INTERMIX
2015 Buffer Festival (Canada) - Women of Youtube Award
2016 Sundance Film Festival Ignite Fellowship
2016 YoungArts (Florida) - Cinematic Arts Winner
2016 SundanceTV,, Adobe Project1324 (Online)

Kayla Briët on LA Weekly Cover

Kayla Briët in LA Weekly article NATIVE ANGELENOS

This post was created on February 2, 2017 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

10 year old autistic girl, Kaylee Rogers, nails Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

The Indies presents Kaylee Rogers singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

Nobody ever said autistic girls cannot become music stars. Wish we had posted this in time for Christmas, but the story is worthy of a post holiday plug.

A 10 year old autistic girl named Kaylee Rogers sang lead vocals to Leonard Cohen's song titled Hallelujah, backed up by the a school choir of other kids from the special needs school they all attend with each other in Northern Ireland called Killard House. Billy McAuley filmed the event and posted it to his Facebook page and it went viral, and still is. Enjoy! GC

Kaylee Rogers - Hallelujah (Live)

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This post was created on January 8, 2017 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network