Rhodri Marsden

I'm a writer, musician and human. I've had regular columns for a bunch of publications including The Independent, The Observer Music Monthly, Radio Times, Prog, Olive and Shortlist, and have written features for all the above (and more including The Guardian, The Telegraph and the New Statesman) about things like crumpets, drum machines, thrifty shopping, string, pleasures and irritants.

I did a book called The Next Big Thing, which is a history of things that seemed like a good idea at the time, curated another one about crap dates and came up with the idea of captioning abandoned furniture with drunken wailing. I speak in front of audiences from time to time about music, earthquakes and lost love, and sometimes go on 6Music and Radio Wales to talk about technology-related stuff.

I’ve lost count of the number of bands I've been in, but these days I play with Scritti Politti, Prescott and everyone's favourite TV theme tune tribute band, Dream Themes. I also do music production work for a bizarre range of clients including Lush Cosmetics and a former Big Brother contestant.

If you’d like to contact me, I'm on Twitter quite a lot. Or just send me an email.