26th May 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

PUNK ROCK FACTORY, the Welsh pop-punk upstarts known for their fun and energetic reimaginings of a wide range of well-known tracks, have today released their latest EP, Poor Unfortunate Souls. Hear or order it here.


The 4-track EP features new versions of iconic songs from the beloved 1989 animated Disney film The Little Mermaid, reimagined in their inimitable pop-punk style. With a live-action version of The Little Mermaid now in cinemas, PUNK ROCK FACTORY decided to focus their attention under the sea…


The EP’s lead single, “Part Of Your World,” features dazzling guest vocals from ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ, the powerhouse best known as the lead vocalist of the Swedish melodic death metal band ARCH ENEMY.

ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ comments, “Like most people my age, I grew up feeling that I was one day destined to become a mermaid thanks to one particular movie which remains one of my favorites to this day. Well, I do sing and I do have colorful hair, but only now, releasing ‘Part Of Your World’, are my mermaid life goals complete!


I always sang this song to myself in a more traditional, Broadway style, but that was very far removed from what I do professionally. So, with Punk Rock Factory, I wanted to play back and forth between that beloved ‘Ariel’ voice and a heavier voice more fitting to my punk and metal roots. I thought the band did a great job of respecting a classic, while still giving it a punky edge, so I wanted to do the same. I love how it turned out! It was a bucket-lister for me!”

PUNK ROCK FACTORY add, When we heard there was a new Little Mermaid film coming out, we knew we had to take a look at some of its hits and put them together in a dedicated EP. After the success of our previous albums A Whole New Wurst 1 & 2 which were entirely Disney tracks, it had to be done!


We had the opportunity to potentially work with Alissa on our latest album ‘It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through’, but unfortunately the timing didn’t work out. We stayed in touch and then floated the idea of ‘Part Of Your World’ to her… it turned out to be a favorite movie and song, and she was super excited to be involved.


Alissa is an absolute behemoth of a vocalist, and she truly shows just how good her range is on ‘Part Of Your World’. When she initially sent her parts over, we were absolutely blown away and decided to step back from adding any of our own vocals, we just said “yep, this is your song now!!”


  1. Part Of Your World (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
  2. Kiss The Girl
  3. Under The Sea
  4. Poor Unfortunate Souls

Poor Unfortunate Souls is available digitally, on CD, and on 7″ vinyl in two limited edition colors – Purple Enchantment Edition & Deep Blue Edition. Please note, the vinyls are pre-order items and will be shipped in August 2023. 

Get the EP at: https://prf.lnk.to/Souls.

Visit the band’s webstore here for a brand new range of exclusive, themed merchandise and to grab the special limited vinyl. Fans can also get their paws on a wide range of t-shirts, caps, beanies, totes, posters, and the infamous ‘sausages & skulls’ patch/enamel badge. T-shirts are available in kids sizes 3-4 all the way to adult sizes 5XL.

PUNK ROCK FACTORY return to the UK’s Download Festival on June 8th for the second year running, ahead of their next UK tour from October 2023.

The band is known for their high-energy live shows, and fans can expect to hear both classic tracks and material from the Poor Unfortunate Souls EP as well as their recent, musicals-themed album, It’s Just A Stage We’re Going Through.

Special guests will be Adam & The Metal Hawks, plus a DJ set from Matt Stocks. Most headline shows are aged 8+ (under 14s must be accompanied, under 16s in Brighton), with just Bristol and Norwich shows aged 14+ so why not even make it a family night out!


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

With their last two UK tours sold out in advance, don’t wait to snap up tickets! To buy tickets and for a full list of performances, visit www.punkrockfactory.com.   



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