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 ...
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 Music, Shoegaze
A dramatic, heartfelt song. Starts gently, then progresses to a rising, bombastic chorus. Emotionally charged and full of sad reflection Deals with loss, mourning, redemption and healing. Heavy, dramatic scene, powerful moment Alternative rock with elements of shoegaze music, Male Vocals, Indie Rock Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, 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 Music, Alternative Rock
Atmospheric ambient-rock instrumental track featuring warm electric e-bowed guitars and complicated organ-style pad sounds with electronic beat and live bass & drums. Mellow, sleepy intro turns into a wall of sound. Great for nature documentaries, ads, movies or even may be good for corporate needs. Instrumental, Indie Rock Music, Shoegaze
This is an emotional, raw, builder perfect for a PSA or overcoming challenges montage. Starts out with a happy campy ukulele, piano, synth pads, kick drum light percussion, and develops into a spacious wall of guitars that violently pulls the song into sullen angsty teen mode and ends on a sad note. Instrumental, Indie Rock Music, Shoegaze
Heavily effected shoegaze sounding wall of guitars form waves of sound with a dreamy organ part blending in. Drums build throughout with tambourine providing percussion. Very epic sounding track. Great for scenic panorama shots or tv commercial branding ad campaigns. Instrumental, Indie Rock Music, Shoegaze
Instrumental guitar rock piece with a flashback or retro kind of feel to it. A unique beat is laid down by the drums and bass with some guitar swells and effects as the lead instrument. A Rhodes electric piano mellows out the overall feel. Instrumental, Indie Rock Music, Shoegaze
1990's shoegaze indie rock instrumental sweet uplifting female vocal harmonies ethereal guitars and swirling psychedelic synth effects great for travel show or documentary snowboard extreme sport builds to a tripped out epic fuzzed out guitar climax cruising along the coastal highway with the top do, Instrumental, Indie Rock Music, Shoegaze