MUSIC NEWS: Shooting Daggers Release New Single ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’
Feminist punk/queercore outfit Shooting Daggers have released their new single Manic Pixie Dream Girl, out now via New Heavy Sounds. Missandra is also available as a free bonus track when you purchase the single.
“Manic Pixie Dream Girl is about the movie trope from the same name,” explains vocalist/guitarist Salomé Salgado Pellegrin. “It’s a stock character that has no discernible inner life. It’s usually a cis woman that only exists to make the main character (usually a cis man) look good and to provide the protagonist important life lessons. The MPDG trope also occurs in real life, at least in my experience. I personally felt like a MPDG in my romantic relationships and the lyrics are the words of a manic pixie dream girl if she could actually be heard. Claiming that she is someone and stating how bad it feels to be nothing else but someone’s sexy stooge.”
Manic Pixie Dream Girl is out now digitally and on a very limited run of Flexi Discs (250 only, each containing both tracks, plus a fold-out insert, A4 poster, sticker and badge, as well as a digital download). Head to Shooting Daggers‘ Bandcamp HERE to get your copy.
See Shooting Daggers live at The Victoria in Dalston, London on 13th November 2021, alongside USA Nails and Human Leather.