A GOOD few years on from a successful tour of the States, two Elderslie brothers will take to the stage once more with their latest venture, King of Birds. 

Stirling and Charlie Gorman are no strangers to the trials and tribulations of the music industry, having found success as the band Murmur in the early 90s.

They released the album Derailer and toured America and Britain, supporting bands such as Simple Minds before playing T in the Park in 1996.

Recently, the duo began working on some new material and are preparing to release their 12-track debut album, Eve of Destruction, in the spring.

Stirling said: “It was certainly an experience to tour the US and the UK and we were able to play some big shows.

“But the band had run its course. We played occasionally in various bands for a few weeks at a time here and there, but nothing that quite inspired us.

“It wasn’t until 2014 when Cha [Charlie] had called to say he had written some songs and wondered if I would like to hear them. 

The Gazette: The Elderslie brothers have launched a new venture, called King of Birds The Elderslie brothers have launched a new venture, called King of Birds

“They were amazing and we decided to try and write together again for the purpose of securing a publishing deal to sell the songs.

“It all then came together and Eve of Destruction is something we are really proud of.”

The brothers will support Caezar at Oran Mor in Glasgow this Friday evening and are eager to see how the first single from their album will be received.

Stirling added: “In the short term, what we want to do is try to get our music out to as many people as we can, to heighten our profile with our songs and videos and to play some shows around Scotland.

“Our ultimate goal is to produce many albums and be enjoyed for years to come.”

Tickets for Friday’s show are available at seetickets.com, TicketMaster or from behind the bar at Oran Mor.