Desert Life is the moniker of Chris Swales, a West Wales based Alt-folk / singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. Desert Life was conceived in 2018, when Chris started working with poet, Brian 'Old Pa' Mackenzie to try and convert some of his poetry into songs, the results were the start of a highly productive working partnership and a musical sojourn that imagines if Neil Young, Wilco and REM spent time driving through the American south-west together.
Releases 'Not My Girl', 'Whisper to the Wind' and 'My Darling Friend' have been played by BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton, Radio Wigwam, Oystermouth Radio, Belter Radio and CILU (The Sonic Blender) and Desert Life has played a live session for GTFM’s Alternative Show.
Desert Life's release, 'My Darling Friend' was came 2nd in Radio Wigwam Awards for ‘best single’ and he also made the Record Store Day Unsigned (2019) long list.
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