Announce New Album “It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through”
High octane, pop punk powerhouses PUNK ROCK FACTORY are the kings of turning any song into a pop punk masterpiece. The boisterous four piece take all your favourite tracks and make them sound like you never quite imagined they could! No-one is immune from the PRF treatment – these four lads from South Wales have adapted everything from Disney classics, assorted rock & pop hits and TV themes from across the decades.
Since their debut self-release in 2019, PUNK ROCK FACTORY have been quietly gaining a colossal online fan base. The cultural sensations have already racked up over 26 million streams on Spotify and 5 million likes on TikTok, with 245,000 followers on Instagram, and over 11 million views on YouTube. No mean feat for a band you’ve never heard of (‘til now)!
In 2023, the guys turn their attention to musicals, with the forthcoming release of new album It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through, due to land on 31st March.
The band inform us;
“Our new album is a punk rock homage to stage and screen and in our opinion, our best work to date. We found out before that Disney has a devoted cult following and fans of musicals are no different. We knew we had to push the boat out and step up our game. Because who doesn’t love a musical?”
“The album’s first single ‘Rewrite The Stars’ (from the movie ‘The Greatest Showman’) also inspired the album’s cover art. In the music video for it, we accelerated the aging process with some awesome special effects makeup and also brought in our good friend Sean Smith of The Blackout to play a cinema usher! The video depicts that no matter how old we get, we’ll still be best mates pissing around… And Sean Smith will always have questionable hair!”
The group rehearse, write, and record everything themselves in their own purpose-built studio in Wales, affectionately known as The Sausage Factory. They regularly include a wide range of special guests in their music, which have included the likes of actress/singer Jessica Darrow (Disney’s Encanto), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), and Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills) amongst others – this time welcoming Simple Plan’s Jeff Stinco for a face-melting solo on ‘Waving Through A Window’ (from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’).
The full track listing is:
- Rewrite The Stars (The Greatest Showman)
- You’ll Be Back (Hamilton)
- Waving Through A Window (ft. Jeff Stinco – Simple Plan) (Dear Evan Hansen)
- December, 1963 (Oh What A Night!) (Jersey Boys)
- Defying Gravity (Wicked)
- I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables)
- City Of Stars (La La Land)
- Mamma Mia (Mamma Mia)
- Shallow (A Star Is Born)
- You’re The One That I Want (Grease)
- I Will Follow Him (Sister Act)
PUNK ROCK FACTORY played their first ever live show at the UK’s Bloodstock Festival in 2021 and followed up with a sold out UK tour and slots at Download and Slam Dunk in 2022.
The band are steamrolling into 2023, preparing to tackle their second ever UK tour in Feb/Mar 2023. Punk Rock Factory’s Excellent Adventure is well on track to be sold out once again months in advance (with extra shows already added)! Today, the group are thrilled to announce their It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through tour, in support of their new album in Oct/Nov 2023. Special guests at the new dates are Adam & The Metal Hawks, plus a DJ set from Matt Stocks.
Younger fans will be delighted that the majority of the new Oct/Nov dates are aged 8+ (under 14s must be accompanied, under 16s in Brighton), with just Bristol and Norwich shows aged 14+.
Punk Rock Factory’s Excellent Adventure
WITH SAY IT ANYWAY AND A DJ SET FROM SEAN SMITH (THE BLACKOUT):
Fri 17th Feb – BOURNEMOUTH Old Fire Station (SOLD OUT)
Sat 18th Feb – LONDON Lafayette London (SOLD OUT)
Fri 24th Feb – MANCHESTER Academy 3 (SOLD OUT)
Sat 25th Feb – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (FINAL FEW TIX)
Thu 2nd Mar – BRISTOL The Fleece (SOLD OUT)
Fri 3rd Mar- BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Sat 4th Mar – GLASGOW The Garage (SOLD OUT)
EXTRA DATES RECENTLY ADDED:
Fri 24th Mar – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2 ( (SOLD OUT)
Sat 25th Mar – CARDIFF University Great Hall
WITH CROWN THE KING:
Fri 31st Mar – DUBLIN The Academy Green Room
Sat 1st Apr – BELFAST Limelight 2
It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through
NEW SHOWS WITH ADAM & THE METAL HAWKS AND A DJ SET FROM MATT STOCKS:
Thu 19th Oct – BRISTOL SWX
Fri 20th Oct – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Sat 21st Oct – NEWCASTLE University
Sun 22nd Oct – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy 2
Tue 24th Oct – NORWICH Epic Studios
Wed 25th Oct – BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Fri 27th Oct – OXFORD O2 Academy
Sat 28th Oct – LEEDS Uni Stylus
Sun 29th Oct – LONDON O2 Academy Islington
Wed 1st Nov – SOUTHAMPTON 1865
Fri 3rd Nov – MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sat 4th Nov – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Tickets for the new tour go on sale Friday, 16th December, at 10am GMT. To buy tickets, and for a full list of all performances, including festivals already confirmed for 2023, please visit www.punkrockfactory.com.
Determined to get as many miles under their belt as possible, the road dogs have just wrapped up the German leg of Punk Rock Factory’s Excellent Adventure tour. You might have also caught them on TV recently, appearing on ITV2’s ‘Don’t Hate The Playaz’ show, performing some classic hip hop/grime songs in a pop punk style for the celebrity panel!