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Jakarta Post

Nidji: Long journey down the rainbow road

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 11 2009   /  10:03 am

JP/Arief Suhardiman  Given the tight competition among bands in Indonesia, members of pop-rock six piece Nidji say that they can not enjoy the luxury of taking breaks. However, the fun they have performing in front of an audience keeps them sane while enduring their long tours. The fickle nature of Indonesian pop music fans, who change tastes like dirty socks and the plethora of pop-bands on the Indonesian scene leaves little room for complacency. But Nidji has learned how to stay afloat from the experience of other bands, including Bandung's Peterpan and Sheila on 7 from Yogyakarta. "Once they (Peterpan and Sheila on 7) took a break it was really hard for them to come back on the scene again. Just look how hard Peterpan had to work with their promotion when they returned. Now, they're back and doing well, but that took a lot of hard work from them. Sa...