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Suede's Mat Osman

Mat Osman of iconic British rock band Suede joins Mark and Stuart to discuss writing his first novel.

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie present a feast of great music and chat for weekend breakfast.

Today's guest is Mat Osman, founding member of British rock band Suede. He has written and has just had published his very first novel. Titled 'The Ruins' it has been described as a 'modern noir tale' set against a backdrop of the music industry.

Also on the show today, Clare Crane has the best music and entertainment stories of the past week in ‘This Week In Music’.

You can take part in The Chain, choosing a track for our world-famous list of over 8000 interconnected songs. With a selection of music old and new to get the weekend started.

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Music Played

  • The Human League

    Empire State Human

    • Premier.
  • Real Estate

    Paper Cup (feat. Sylvan Esso)

    • Domino Recording Co Ltd..
  • PJ Harvey

    You Said Something

    • Island.
  • La Düsseldorf

    Silver Cloud

    • La Düsseldorf.
    • Warner Bros. Records.
  • Jehnny Beth


    • 20L07 Music/under exclusive licence to Caroline International.
  • Ásgeir


  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

    Can't Keep Checking My Phone

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • Moses Boyd

    Shades Of You (feat. Poppy Ajudha)

    • Exodus Records.
  • Archie Bell & The Drells

    Tighten Up (Part 1)

    • Where It's At (Various Artists).
    • Kent.
  • The Go! Team


    • Memphis Industries.
  • Keeley Forsyth

    Start Again

    • Leaf Label Ltd.
  • Paul Simon

    The Late Great Johnny Ace

    • Hearts And Bones.
    • Warner.
  • Blondie

    Picture This

    • Chrysalis.
  • Peggy Sue

    In Dreams

    • French Exit.
  • B.T. Express

    Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)

    • Scepter Records.
  • Palace Winter


    • Tambourhinoceros.
  • Algiers

    There Is No Year

  • Mr. Scruff

    Get A Move On

    • Ninja Tune.
  • The Orielles

    Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme)

    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • John Foxx and the Maths


    • Howl.
    • Metamatic Records.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Not Fade Away

  • Salt‐N‐Pepa

    Push It

    • Now.
  • Juniore

    Ah Bah D'Accord

    • Le Phonographe.
  • Killing Joke

    Empire Song

    • Laugh? I Nearly Bought One!.
    • Virgin.
    • 10.
  • The Last Shadow Puppets

    Standing Next To Me

    • CD SINGLE.
    • DOMINO.
    • 1.
  • Shygirl


    • NUXXE.
  • The Flirtations

    Nothing But A Heartache

    • The Northern Soul Scene.
    • Deram.
  • Suede


  • The Beach Boys

    Heroes And Villains

    • Capitol.
  • Suede

    Europe Is Our Playground

  • Thundercat

    Black Qualls (feat. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)

    • Brainfeeder.