I should really write some article on how shoegaze music makes me feel.
I must say in my adolescense i was never interested in this type of music because i thought that it was deprressing (it actually is) and favored frenetic and frantic songs like for example aces high by Iron Maiden, since it is a good song about aircraft pilots and the war, lacks of the depth of our souls that changes in that time of our lives. You start experiencing heartbreaks, deceptions and emptiness which can't be filled with fantasy tales (my point of view) and obviously can't be filled with other people's experiencies but sometimes developing empathy can make you feel different in a way.
And that's how i feel about it.
This is not particulary shoegaze just because they aren't from the UK but it is almost the same.