Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze or shoegazer) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It lasted until the mid 1990s with a critical zenith reached in 1990 and 1991. The British music press—particularly NME and Melody Maker—named this style shoegazing because the musicians in these bands maintained a motionless persona during live performances; they stood on stage and stared at their effects pedals or the floor, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.
The shoegazing sound is typified by significant use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars. Few sho ...
High energy rock reminiscent of U2. Jangly guitars, delayed piano, feedback, picked bass and intense drums give this track the perfect edge for a car commercial, anything automotive, twenty-something or teen branding. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Uplifting, shoe-gaze influenced track which explodes from dreamy guitar arpeggios into an indie rock progression with soaring male vocals. Emotional, from a shy start to a glorious moving on. Nostalgia time cuts to the present, and the change is also for the good. Amplified, by Tobias James. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Mid-tempo shoegaze song with droning guitars, pounding bass, drums and synth. Would work well in angst teen scenes, drug scenes, criminals, crime in progress. Hipster commercials, websites. Nightclub scenes. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Raucous shoegaze track in the vein of 'Loveless' era My Bloody Valentine. Wall-Of-Sound guitar, wavering with varying textures over pounding drums, with flute and organ melody lines. Evokes inner-city decay, unemployment, post-industrial era, grey skies and truck loads of passion. Truly unique! Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Relatively sparse beginning builds into an epic shoegaze wall of sound with layers of guitars and howling feedback. Introspective lyrics reflect on a lost love, clinging to a slim hope of restoration. Suitable for dramatic and romantic scenes about someone or something lost. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
High energy rock reminiscent of U2. Jangly guitars, delayed piano, feedback, picked bass and intense drums give this track the perfect edge for a car commercial, anything automotive, twenty-something or teen branding. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Jazzy composition featuring a funky organ groove, airy piano, and gritty vocals. Based on a scene in chapter 5, when Sibyl tells her mother of her love for Dorian. Deep keyboard synths mixed with delicate piano melodies. Haunting and deep vocals. Rhythmic drum patterns. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
A lush wall of sound washing over repeating simple male and female vocal motifs and chiming guitar lines. Ambient and ethereal, this track will work as background for a wide variety of dramatic uses, or more upfront as an accompaniment to stunning visuals. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
A cutting-edge Arabic/Alternative Rock Fusion Track with haunting female vocal refrain in Arabic. A sophisticated sonic pallet of Pearl Jam-esque vibes interwoven with a dark Nu-Shoegaze soundworld. For Middle Eastern turmoil, cultural tension, inner-city life, youth culture, changing times etc. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Down tempo ambient song with a soft electric guitar lead. Starts off light and builds into a very uplifting and hopeful main melody. Great for a commercial use, documentary, television and radio uses. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Atmospheric and uplifting, featuring clean electric guitars, simple drums and bass with textural electric piano that creates a hopeful and relaxed mood. Great for TV and radio commercials, TV instrumentals, documentaries and film. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Hazy slightly lazy feel good track with emotional depth. This is the sound of longing but also beauty. When life is both sweet and a little bit salty. Vocal harmonies create a sense of intimate humanity. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Shoegaze