Shogazing also known as shogaze is sub genre of alternative rock that emerged in UK in the late of 1980s. it lasted there until the mid of 1990s, with acritical zenith reached1990 and 1991. British music press - particularly NME and Melody Maker named this style Shogazing because the musicians in these bands stood relatively still during performance in a detached, introspective, non-confrontational state, hence the idea that they were gazing at their shoes. The heavy use of effect pedals also contributed to the image of performers looking down at their feet (shogazing) during concert.
The shoegazing sound is typified by significant use of guitar effects and indistinguishtable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars. A lamp description given to shoegazing and other affiliated bands in Londong in the early 1990s. Recent times have seen a renewed interest in the genre among "nu-gaze" bands.
These are shoegaze bands: Autumn's Grey Solace, Cocteau Twins, Jesu, Asobi Seksu, The Boo Radleysm, and others.