Desert Life

Desert Life


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17 monthly listeners

Desert Life is the moniker of Pontypridd born, Tenby based singer-songwriter, Chris Swales. Blending together Folk, Americana and indie rock with an added portion of sadness. Desert Life invokes artists like Wilco, Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, R.E.M. and The National. 
 In 2019, Desert Life released ‘My Darling Friend’, which came second in the best single in the Radio Wigwam awards. His music has been played by BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton, Radio Wigwam, Oystermouth Radio, Pure West Radio, Cumbernauld FM, XRP Radio, Neighborhead Weekly Radio, Acoustic Routes, Belter Radio and CILU (The Sonic Blender). Desert Life have also played live sessions for Pure West Radio and GTFM’s Alternative Show. 
 "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