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Might as Well Be Shoegazing

Hot on the heels of My Bloody Valentine’s surprise release of MBV (did you read my review?), I wrote a beginners’ guide to shoegaze for the Huffington Post‘s Arts & Culture blog. Here’s a preview:

The term shoegazing was inspired by the introspective, outsider vibe that permeates the scene. Additionally, the shoegaze sound is created by guitarists using a myriad of effects pedals — adding to the literal term of “shoegazing.”

Most of you reading Britpop News are probably already familiar with shoegaze and thus don’t need a crash course in this genre but if you’re so inclined, read my article here.


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