Rhodri Marsden (born 1 October 1971) is a London-based writer and musician. Formerly a columnist for The Independent, he’s written features, columns and books about subjects as varied as USB cables, bad dates, perfume, anxiety and ukuleles. He also plays in the band Scritti Politti and the TV-theme tribute group Dream Themes.

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From 1990–95 Marsden played guitar in London art-punk collective The Keatons, who were played by Peel and notably supported Blur on their first tour of the UK but were thrown off for unprofessional conduct – as documented in Blur's biography, 3862 Days. He also sang with Gag, who recorded a Peel Session in 1993 – although Marsden had an earlier run-in with John Peel at the age of 17 when his fanzine, Glottal Stop, was the subject of a piece on Peel's show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in 1988.

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