Nidji is a band from Jakarta, Indonesia. Formed in 2002, Nidji's name comes from the Japanese wordniji, meaning "rainbow". The band's music can be classified under the alternative pop genre, and the band has cited Coldplay and The Killers as major influences. The band consists of Giring Ganesha (vocalist), Andro (bass guitarist), Run-D (keyboard player), Rama (guitarist), Ariel (guitarist) and Adri (drummer).
The band has released six singles: "Child", "Sudah", "Hapus Aku", "Kau dan Aku", "Disco Lazy Time" and "Biarlah". Two of the singles, "Heaven" from the Breakthru' album and "Shadows", taken from the Top Up album, were used as background music in the Southeast Asian third season promos for the television series Heroes, and they provided soundtrack music for the Indonesian film Laskar Pelangi.
The album Breakthru' was released in 2006 with an English language version the following year. The second album, Top Up, was released in 2007.
Nidiji was formed in February 2002. The beginnings of Nidji came about through the friendship between Rama and Andro. They were joined by Arieland together they wrote a song entitled "Maria". However, "Maria" was not completed until Giring met them and added some vocals.
Afterwards, Andro recommended Adri who had often done jam sessions with him to fill the position of drummer. The four of them then invited Rama to join. At the beginning of April 2005, Nidji added another member, Randy, a keyboard player who was a close friend of Giring.