Mt. Desolation are an alt-country duo from England. It is the side project of Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, members of the rock band Keane. Their self-titled debut album was released on October 18, 2010. The core of the band is composed of frontmen Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin.
The band's general line-up is extensive, including members of Keane, Noah & The Whale, The Killers, The Long Winters, The Staves, Mumford & Sons.
The live band consists primarily of Jesse Quin, Tim Rice-Oxley, Jessica Staveley Taylor, Fimbo, John-William Scott and Phil Renna.