The Desert (Indie) - Artist Discovery

Another day, another Artist Discovery and oh we've got a good'un today! Ladies and gentleman, the focus for today is firmly placed on exciting Indie/Alt outfit The Desert!


The Bristol based four piece paint a very impressive picture indeed - creating a vast and electrifyingly alive sounding instrumental landscape, full of vibrant colours and tightly drawn rhythmic shapes mixed with an infectiously catchy lead vocal - comprised of tunefully beautiful melodies, powerful conviction and enjoyably memorable vocal hooks...



The Desert fuses the creative strengths of Gina Leonard, Tom Fryer, Ryan Rogers and Jonny Parry. Having been releasing music since 2017, the group were quick to start defining their refreshingly distinctive sound.


Moving head first into 2020, the group dropped their first single of the year 'Beauty Queen' in March. Following this up with a bang, their latest single 'Disappearing Act' came out on 15th May and is by far their strongest yet...


Impressively produced by the talented and seasoned pro, Steve Osborne (New Order/Suede/Placebo), the well written song takes the listener on an emotively energetic journey - passing many alluringly cool sounds along the way.


Production wise, the instrumentation sounds tight and full of live character. The vocals enjoy a distorted like effect in the verses - creating a very welcome layer of "that something" - before opening out in the chorus to showcase frontwoman Gina Leonard's pleasingly powerful range...



The band also happened to visit prestigious UK recording studio, Rockfield Studios, to record their latest single just before the nationwide lockdown - following in the creative footsteps of countless music legends...


To give you an idea of the calibre of this place - it's where Queen's little known 1975 song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was recorded. Yup.


The band arrived at Rockfield late Sunday night, no idea of the Covid-19 whirlwind about to grip the world. Due to the related restrictions being put in place pretty much immediately after announcing the lockdown measures, the band had to stay locked in at Rockfield, unable to go home. That must've really, really sucked... *rolls eyes*.


Keen to power on, the band got straight to work doing what they do best - working on music and recording, before finally being allowed to head home a week later...


...with this new music and more on its way, the future looks very exciting indeed for this exhilarating four piece. We cannot wait to see what comes next!

Listen to more from The Desert by visiting their Spotify page!


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