About us

This blog is a work of love for music! We don’t earn anything from our articles and reviews, so we are pretty flexible to write about anything we like and how we like. We do not practice standard music journalism here: we write from the heart! Music is personal and I don’t believe in “standard” anyway…

Estella Rosa: I set up this blog in August 2015, first primarily as an extension to the Shoegaze On group I was running at the time. I was writing for a few other online mags and blogs, and since I have a web-design background as well a literary one, I thought of doing my own thing after a while. Bit by bit things shaped into what we have right now. I am an older “girl” from Amsterdam who has a very broad musical taste and background. I am passionate about indie music in all forms and also try to do some singing  in a band called Nah.. Most of my fiends are still active in music and to be honest, it was and is almost the one and only thing for me that makes life worthwhile.

Niche: Hazy glittery dreampop, janglepop, tweepop and sophistipop.

Brenna Michelle Cavanaugh: is a freelance writer and artist from the midwestern United States; Michigan to be exact. Brenna has maintained Shoegaze Sundays (tumblr),  and/or ShoegazeSundays on FB for the past four and a half years and even sometimes creates her own Shoegaze and Dreampop sounds under the project Magnaprism.In her free time, you can generally find her hanging out in Metro Detroit or Ann Arbor; enjoying craft beer, good eats, and catching as many live indie bands or alternative themed dance nights as possible. 

Niche: Anything Dreampop and the synth-side of Dark wave

Dane Di Pierro: A New York native now living near Washington DC, Dane is an air traffic controller by day and is the guitarist and co-founder of dream pop band Distant Creatures. Dane has stayed active in experimental and indie pop bands since his teenage years and has previously written reviews at Sputnik Music. 

Niche: indie pop, Dream pop, shoegaze, DIY and anything jangley

Daylily Alvarez: a Chicago native, is a librarian by day, and dabbles in sonic acrobatics via guitar in her living room at night. She stumbled upon shoegaze and dreampop at a record store in the 90s, because that’s just how it happened back then. She’s been hooked ever since.

Niche: Reverberated soundscapes, dreamy stuff. I listen to a lot of ambient dreamlike stuff like Hammock, Airiel etc.

Jennifer L. Holland: Jennifer L. Holland takes such joy in being absorbed in her passion for music, poetry, singing, and writing, and tries to create in that space as much as possible in between working full time as a social worker and being a rockstar Mom of 3 amazing punks! She attributes her love of music to her dad, an avid record collector who always had music playing in the house growing up, and her older sister, a gifted pianist who taught her to sing harmony, took her to NYC to explore & appreciate The Arts, and introduced her to alternative music by way of Depeche Mode & The Cure.
Around age 14/circa 1990, Jen discovered the album Smile by Ride quite randomly in a local record store. Chosen by cover art alone, it consequently became her gateway drug into the Shoegaze genre. Although a true blue Jersey Girl, she prefers hot chocolate way more than cawfee.Jennifer’s page! 

Niche: Heavy, otherworldly, galactic shoegaze to heavenly, shimmering