Shoegaze is a subgenre established in the UK in the late 80’s that has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years. Named so by the British music press due to the tendency of these musicians to minimalise movement during live performances, shoegaze is characterised by occasionally indecipherable lyrics and the prevalence of effects pedals.
Perfect for chilled days at home, and bearing some similarities to indie dream-pop, melodies are often sacrificed for the overall dreamy sensation of the song.
So prepare to be blissfully carried away to a serene slumber by these lush tracks.
Helicopter by Deerhunter
Put the Days Away by Sun Airway
In Steps by Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Half Asleep by School of Seven Bells
Highway of Endless Dreams by M83
Summer Holiday by Wild Nothing