North West England
Shoegaze (Music subgenre)
Shoegazing (also known as shoegaze) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. It lasted there 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 stood relatively still during live performances in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes.
Shoegaze in Reviews
Music Review | posted 07.09.2015
Helen
The Original Faces
Away from the shoegazing fixation on inwardness – with their debut »The Original Faces«, Liz Harris’ Band Helen brings back the fun.
Music Review | posted 13.05.2015
Demian Castellanos
The Kyvu Tapes Vol. I (1990-1998)
Demain Castellanos‘ »The Kyvu Tapes Vol. I« were developed between 1990 and 1998 – they show how harmonies and dissonances, sounds and noises can be balanced discreetly.
Music Review | posted 09.02.2012
Trailer Trash Tracys
Ester
Between an unshakable foundation and moments of randomness, the Londoners have created a Shoegaze-Sound in the style of the Cocteau Twins or Slowdive.
Recent Articles
Music List | posted 07.10.2021
Palmbomen II
10 All Time Favs
Pictures and sounds could never really be separated from each other with Palmbomen II. His new record, »Make A Film,« provides the music for the moving pictures that we all have yet to shoot. What music inspires him when composing film music, the Dutch producer has told us now.
Music Review | posted 13.10.2021
Sepehr
Survivalism
Sepehr pays his dues to the sound of the hardcore continuum. But his »Survivalism« mini-LP also offers much more than only that.
Music Review | posted 08.10.2021
Xochimoki
Temple Of The New Sun
»Temple Of The New Sun« comprises pieces by the project Xochimoki, which in the 1980s dedicated itself to reinterpreting Mesoamerican music forms.
Music News | posted 20.09.2021
Dexter
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.
Music Column | posted 24.09.2021
Records Revisited
A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)
It doesn’t get much better than that. At the beginning of the 1990s, A Tribe Called Quest brought the flow to the point with their second album »The Low End Theory«. Without aggressive male poses, but with jazz, breaks and vibe.