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Robert Marlow is a Scottish musician that has fused Rock, metal, punk, and garage rock into a sound that capRobert Marlow is a Scottish musician that has fused Rock, metal, punk, and garage rock into a sound that captures the energy and vitality of the great rock music of the sixties and seventies and makes it sound brand new. Great songwriters write about what they know and Robert Marlow knows about sex, drugs and rock n roll, wild times, and one night stands. The songs take you on a pulsating, sensual and erotic adrenaline filled ride in the red light district and sweaty smoke filled temples of rock n roll where bodies dance and twist in the half-light. Nothing is genteel or sensitive about this riff packed music that is delivered in the playpen of debauchery and decadence. blistering micro-anthems embodying that basic Rock and Roll steamroller aesthetic . This is rock and roll!tures the energy and vitality of the great rock music of the sixties and seventies and makes it sound brand new. Great songwriters write about what they know and Robert Marlow knows about sex, drugs and rock n roll, wild times, and one night stands. The songs take you on a pulsating, sensual and erotic adrenaline filled ride in the red light district and sweaty smoke filled temples of rock n roll where bodies dance and twist in the half-light. Nothing is genteel or sensitive about this riff packed music that is delivered in the playpen of debauchery and decadence. blistering micro-anthems embodying that basic Rock and Roll steamroller aesthetic . This is rock and roll, and we have the exclusive interview with Robert right here on Entertwine!

Entertwine: Could you tell us a bit about your background? What led you to begin writing and recording music originally?

Robert Marlow: What got me into music, specifically rock music was that kick of adrenaline that great rock music has. When I first started playing in a band I loved the trancelike state that the music put me into where you are completely in the moment and one with the music.

ET: What can you tell us about the music scene of Glasgow? Have you performed outside Glasgow as well? What is it like living is Glasgow?

RM: The music scene in Glasgow and Scotland in general is amazing for such a small country. In the 50s there was Lonnie Donegan was the king of skiffle music that inspired the Beatles and the Stones. in the 60s Donovan was one of the main founders of the hippie flower power music. Jack Bruce of Cream pioneered heavy rock. In the Seventies you had bands like Nazareth who were a big influence on Guns and Roses. The Average White Band who are one of the biggest funk bands in history. Angus and Malcolm Young along with Bon Scott of AC/DC are from Glasgow. Today you have bands like Chvrches, Biffy Clyro and Paolo Nutini, so their is a long tradition of great music and a great music scene in Glasgow.

Yes I have lived in LA, performed in the States and toured Europe. Glasgow is a great place to live. The music and art scene along with the nightlife is fantastic, the people are friendly and there is plenty to do. You should visit someday.

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ET: You’re using sex to sell rock music about sex and drugs (specifically an album titled “Songs About Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll”); is there any sort of deeper meaning or significance now looking back on the experiences you’ve written about on the album?

RM: Sex has always been a part of rock music. Rock n roll was a slang term that meant having sex, so the roots of sex in rock are deep. The writer Charles Bukowksi is a big influence on me. I wrote most of my songs like a Bukowski novella. Sex is an important part in most peoples lives but it is not considered polite by most people to discuss it in real terms. My songs are an attempt to get people to talk about sexuality in a matter of fact way.

ET: What life events and experiences inspired the writing and recording of your debut album? Is it true you’ve also recorded and released a live album?

RM: My album, “Songs about Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll” is a reflection of my lifestyle and relationships I had when I first got started into music, lots of partying and crazy times. it is meant to be provocative. Yes I have a live album that was released earlier this year called “Mad, Bad and Dangerous, Live at the Barrowland”. Please check it out.

ET: What do the remaining months of 2014 hold in store for Robert Marlow? Do you have any upcoming performances booked, or any plans for new material?

RM: I am working on a new album that should be released in time for Christmas. Santa said he will put my album under everyone’s tree.

Connect With Robert Marlow:
http://rmarlow15.wix.com/marlow-music
www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RobertMarlow,
www.reverbnation.com/robertmarlowandthehighpriests,
http://robertmarlow.bandcamp.com,
https://www.facebook.com/rmarlowmusic
https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U

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