NWOCR gets its own compilation album

NWOCR Volume 1
(Image credit: NWOCR)

If you've been paying attention, you'll have noticed the slow but steady rise of the New Wave Of Classic Rock, or NWOCR. Hell, we've even written about it. And now, in the spirit of NWOBHM compilations like Metal for Muthas and Metal for Muthas Volume II, NWOCR is receive its very own album

The Official New Wave Of Classic Rock - Volume 1 will be released on July 23, and is a 42-track roundup of NWOCR's rising stars, including many of the names that have been packing out Classic Rock's Tracks Of The Week feature over the last few years. 

Included are hopefuls like Bad Touch, Backwater Conspiracy, Bootyard Bandits, Gorilla Riot, Jack J Hutchinson, Revival Black, Ryders Creed, The Hot Damn, These Wicked Rivers and Thundermother, as well as some bands who've already achieved some chart success in The Dust Coda, Mason Hill and Massive Wagons.

"It blows my mind how fast the NWOCR thing has grown!" says Massive Wagons frontman Baz Mills. "It’s literally exploded! They shine a real bright light on new bands all over the world, and it's a real honour to be a part of this official NWOCR compilation album!"

“We’ve been looking into the possibility of putting together a NWOCR compilation CD since last year, and thought that right now would be absolutely perfect timing to release the definitive version of a set of tracks from bands who together define the genre", says Richard Brindley, from the NWOCR Facebook Group.

He continues: “We want to get this CD high up into the UK compilation chart, and raise the profile of the movement and the bands to a massively wider audience. This could be the truest execution of people power; a compilation by the community, for the community."

The Official New Wave Of Classic Rock - Volume 1 is available to pre-order now on double CD. There's no vinyl or downloadable version, but there is an official NWOCR tea towel.  

The Official New Wave Of Classic Rock - Volume 1 artist list

Anchor Lane
Ashen Reach
Bad Touch
Blackwater Conspiracy
Bootyard Bandits
Daxx & Roxane
Dead Man's Whiskey
Dig Lazarus
Doomsday Outlaw
Elles Bailey
Everyday Heroes
Gin Annie
Gorilla Riot
Jack J Hutchinson
King Creature
Mason Hill
Massive Wagons
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
Revival Black
Ryders Creed
Scarlet Rebels
Shape Of Water
Sons Of Liberty
South Of Salem
Takeaway Thieves
The Dust Coda
The Hot Damn
The New Roses
These Wicked Rivers
Tomorrow Is Lost
Ward XVI
Wolf Jaw

The Official New Wave Of Classic Rock - Volume 1

(Image credit: NWOCR)
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.