|Born||9 October 1967|
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
|Genres||Alternative rock, Britpop|
|Suede, The Pigs, Suave And Elegant|
Mathew David "Mat" Osman (born 9 October 1967) is an English musician and the bassist in the rock band Suede. He studied at the London School of Economics, where in 1989 he was awarded a BSc in Economics.
Osman met future Suede lead singer Brett Anderson in Haywards Heath, and they played together in early garage bands such as The Pigs and Suave And Elegant. Osman co-wrote some of Suede's songs, including "Lost in TV", "Europe Is Our Playground", "Attitude" and "Golden Gun". After Suede broke up in 2003, Osman provided music for television programmes, such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Marriage Ref and You Have Been Watching. He returned to perform with Suede when the band reformed in 2010.
Osman is the London editor of the email magazine le cool and the editor of their London guidebook, published in summer 2008. His writing has also been published in British magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer.
Osman's first Novel The Ruins is published in February 2020.
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