Nidji

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Nidji
Origin Indonesia
Genres Rock, pop punk, Britpop
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, drum, vocal, keyboard
Years active 2002–present
Labels Musica Studios
Associated acts

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Members Giring Ganesha, Andro, Run-D, Rama, Ariel, Adri

Nidji is a band from Jakarta, Indonesia. Formed in 2002, Nidji's name comes from the Japanese word niji, 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,[1] 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.

History[edit]

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.

In 2012, the "Liberty Victoria" song was used by Manchester United F.C. as a new anthem.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Year
Breakthru' 2006
Top Up 2007
Let's Play 2009
Liberty 2011
Liberty Victory 2012
Original Motion Picture "5 cm" 2013

Singles[edit]

  • "Child" - from Breakthru' (2006)
  • "Sudah" - from Breakthru' (2006)
  • "Hapus Aku" - from Breakthru' (2006)
  • "Bila Aku Jatuh Cinta" - from Breakthru' (2006)
  • "Kau & Aku" - from Breakthru' (2006)
  • "Disco Lazy Time" - from Breakthru' (2006)
  • "Angel" - from Breakthru' English version (2007)
  • "Biarlah" - from Top up' (2007)
  • "Jangan Lupakan" - from Top Up (2007)
  • "Arti Sahabat" - from Top Up (2007)
  • "Akhir Cinta Abadi" - from Top Up (2007)
  • "Shadows" - from Top Up (2007)
  • "Laskar Pelangi" - from The Rainbow Troops movie soundtrack (2008)
  • "Sang Mantan" - from Let's Play (2009)
  • "Kutakkan Bisa" - from Let's Play (2009)
  • "Dosakah Aku" - from Let's Play (2009)* "Tuhan Maha Cinta" - from Sang Pencerah movie soundtrack (2010)
  • "Indahnya Cinta" - from Liberty (2011)
  • "Jangan Takut" - from Liberty (2011)
  • "Liberty & Victory" - from Liberty Victory (2012)
  • "Diatas Awan" - from the film 5cm (2013)
  • "Secepat Kilat" - from the film Street Society (2014)

Awards[edit]

Award Category Year
MTV Indonesia Award Best New Artist 2006
MTV Indonesia Award Best Group Band / Duo 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "~ Life in Indonesia ~: Heroes Season 3 - Shadows by Nidji". November 9, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nidji’s song becomes MU’s next anthem". The Jakarta Post. April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2012.