NEW ALBUM ‘IT’S JUST A STAGE WE’RE GOING THROUGH’ OUT MARCH 31, 2023
SOLD OUT FEB/MAR UK HEADLINE TOUR CONTINUES
Rambunctious pop-punk rascals PUNK ROCK FACTORY are ready to turn your world quite literally upside down with the release of their boisterous new single ‘Defying Gravity’ and its official video. Made world famous by the hit musical ‘Wicked’, PRF’s reimagined track joins 10 more high octane bangers on their highly anticipated new album, It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through, set for release on 31st March and available to pre-order now.
The band add, “Defying Gravity is a song our fans have been begging us to reimagine for a long time. After we did a short clip of it on TikTok and the fans went crazy it was clear to us that we had to add it to the album. We had great fun breaking the song down and adding our PRF spin to it, and are super happy with how it came out in the end.
We worked with Sitcom Soldiers on this video again, after how awesome ‘You’ll Be Back’ came out. We found an awesome upside down house in Thurrock to film the video in so the perspective looks amazing. When we arrived there it took everyone a good while to acclimatise to the house as it wasn’t just upside down but slanted too, which made walking around extremely difficult, let alone playing!
It’s got us performing and doing all manner of silly things while hanging off the ceiling. Try not to get sea sick!”
Since their debut self-release in 2019, PUNK ROCK FACTORY have been steadily gaining a colossal online fan base. The cultural sensations have already racked up over 26 million streams on Spotify and 5.1 million likes on TikTok, with over 250,000 followers on Instagram, and over 11 million views on YouTube.
Feast your eyes and ears on the spectacular official video for ‘Defying Gravity’ here or by clicking the thumbnail below. The single is available on all streaming platforms now!
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 have steamrolled into 2023 and are currently on the road for their second ever UK tour, with dates selling out in advance again including their largest headline show to date at Nottingham’s infamous Rock City.
The group will also pack in 12 recently announced UK shows in Oct/Nov 2023 on the It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through tour, in support of their new album. Special guests will be Adam & The Metal Hawks, plus a DJ set from Matt Stocks. Younger fans will be delighted that the majority of the Oct/Nov dates are aged 8+ (under 14s must be accompanied, under 16s in Brighton), with just Bristol and Norwich shows aged 14+.
Come along and sing your heart out! The remaining headline UK dates to catch PUNK ROCK FACTORY at present are:
Punk Rock Factory’s Excellent Adventure
WITH SAY IT ANYWAY AND A DJ SET FROM SEAN SMITH (THE BLACKOUT):
Thu 2nd Mar – BRISTOL The Fleece (SOLD OUT)
Fri 3rd Mar- BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Sat 4th Mar – GLASGOW The Garage (SOLD OUT)
Fri 24th Mar – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2 ( (SOLD OUT)
Sat 25th Mar – CARDIFF University Great Hall (LAST FEW TICKETS)
WITH CROWN THE KING:
Fri 31st Mar – DUBLIN The Academy Green Room (SOLD OUT)
Sat 1st Apr – BELFAST Limelight 2 (SOLD OUT)
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
To buy tickets, and for a full list of all performances, including festivals already confirmed for 2023, please visit www.punkrockfactory.com.
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 – these four lads from South Wales have adapted everything from Disney classics and assorted rock & pop hits to TV themes from across the decades.
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 – next welcoming Simple Plan’s Jeff Stinco for a face-melting solo on ‘Waving Through A Window’ (from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’).
With festivals practically queuing up to book them and all their headline shows continuing to sell out across the board too, don’t miss an opportunity to catch them on stage if you can!
New album It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through is set for release on 31st March.