"Desert Life from Chris Swales is now considered a mainstay of the Radio Wigwam playlist. His blend of acoustic indie folk captures the essence of a modern day singer songwriter with harder tones of indie rock sure to be on the airwaves for a long time"
- Christian John - Radio Wigwam
Desert Life is the moniker of Welsh alt-folk / singer-songwriter, Chris Swales, multi-instrumentalist, Tom Jordan and drummer/percussionist, Jason Downes. Described as “sublime contemporary folk rock”, desert life, is a blend of alt-folk / Americana that captures the spirit of Neil Young, Wilco, Ryan Adams and Other Lives.
Starting out as a 'typical bedroom project', desert life have expanded to become a trio, performed at the Swansea Fringe Festival and bring their tinge of the American south-west, via the west of Wales.
Desert Life's release, 'My Darling Friend' was nominated by Radio Wigwam for 'best single' category and he also made the Record Store Day 'Unsigned (2019) long list'.
Releases 'Not My Girl', 'Whisper to the Wind' and 'My Darling Friend' have been played by BBC Radio Wales' Adam Walton, Welsh connections, Oystermouth Radio, Radio Wigwam, Pure West Radio, GTFM, Belter Radio and CILU (The Sonic Blender). Desert Life has played a live sessions for Welsh Connections, Pure West Radio and GTFM's Alternative Show.