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Jakarta Post

Lose your head with Tika and The Dissidents

  • Morgan Harrington


Jakarta   /   Sat, July 25 2009   /  01:52 pm

Tika and The Dissidents have been playing a string of local gigs in the run up to the release of their new album The Headless Songstress, which became available for you to own on Friday, in record stores and through all good distros. In a time when creativity has been eclipsed by corporatism, when you're most likely to hear the latest manufactured hit on a cigarette ad, and when miming along to said hit on a TV special sponsored by said cigarette company passes for a cultural performance, Tika and The Dissidents are everything that is right with contemporary music - original, entertaining and indeed very talented. With an endless parade of pre-packaged prima donna pop princesses polluting the airwaves, Tika is undoubtedly one of the best the vibrant Indonesian independent music scene has to offer. "I'm so happy, it is every musician's dream to perform on a stage like this,...