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NILS was founded in the mid September of 1999 by dorm-high school mate: Jackson (vocals, guitar), Denis (bass), and Ian (drums). Basically, NILS is heavily influenced by Nirvana. But, the Foo Fighters and Green Day have their share of great influence in NILS.
In brief, after NILS dissolved by itself, in 2002, Ian formed a band under the name NIGHTMARE with college mate. The new-will-become NILS are Ian (vocals, guitar), Kermit (guitar), Beni (bass), and Bowo (drums). And, like early NILS, series of exhausting changes are happening in NIGHTMARE before it changes into NILS again. NILS have played on many events in Yogyakarta. To name a few, NILS played on several university musical events as well as played on various gigs, including radio gigs. On stage, we usually played songs of our own but, sometimes, we would cover songs from Nirvana (which is still cool to play to this day!), Foo Fighters & Green Day! Our songs are the actualization of differences of each personnel's personal influence in music by maintaining the influence of Nirvana, Foo Fighters & Green Day. This is also the main reason NILS isn't meant as a 3-piece, it's meant to be a 4-piece (maybe more!).
After series of changes happening at a major level, name eventually landed onto NILS again & it is the official name used hereafter. And, after being absent for some time, NILS is restarted by Ian (vocals, guitar), Beni (guitar), Rito (bass) and Mike (drums). And, as a living organism would, we're dynamically growing up to the band that we are today.
Hopefully, we can enrich Indonesian music.
We will REALLY ROCK Indonesia!