Marcus O’Dair is a senior lecturer in popular music at Middlesex University in London, where he co-leads the Popular Music programme and is the convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries research cluster. Different Every Time, his 2014 biography of Robert Wyatt, was shortlisted for the Penderyn music book prize and was a Radio 4 book of the week. He has also written for publications including the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, Uncut, the Arts Desk, the Quietus, Pitchfork, the Wire and Jazzwise, and appears reasonably regularly on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music. Marcus is one half of Grasscut, who have released three acclaimed albums (Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings) and performed across Europe. As a session musician, he also spent several years on retainer with Passenger, but managed to leave before Let Her Go became an international number one.