Ally and Weaver present half an hour of new Scottish music.
Featuring United Fruit, Alarm Bells, Miaoux Miaoux, Profisee, DZ Deathrays and more.
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Detour is back.
Since our last night in Bloc, we’ve been to every festival in Scotland, some in England, and even one in Texas.
We are planning some pretty big things. But it’s been too long since we put on a gig in Glasgow, and there are far too many incredible bands we want to show you.
We also want to show the new students in Glasgow just what a town they’re moving to.
If you’re new to Detour, and haven’t been before - then expect some of Scotland’s best bands doing full sets, acoustic acts, special guests, DJ sets, dancing, drinking and lots of banter, all in an intimate venue, all for free.
AND THIS TIME? - Cure your hangover with us. On Sunday afternoon, we will be putting on chilled out live music, serving discounted breakfasts, and giving you cheap Bloody Marys. Sometimes, the best part of the party is the cleanup in the morning.
It all kicks off from 9pm on Saturday, we’ll have some of Scotland’s finest musical acts, special guests, surprises, videos, competitions, and DJ sets until 3am. There will be a lot of dancing, there will be a lot of Balkan.
Detour is free. No money. Just turn up.
We are really massively excited about this. Tell your friends. The bands have got us all flustered. We have a summer’s worth of ideas and energy to cram into 6 crazy hours.
Detour // Bar Bloc // Sat 17th Sept // 9pm - 3am // Free Entry
Detour’s Hangover // Bar Bloc // Sun 18th Sept // midday - 3pm // Free Entry
lots of love xxx
This is going to be the Detour website for a while - we are building a nice big new one at the moment, but we want to keep you up to date with what’s going on.
We shall be posting our videos, events, and all that stuff here. If you use Tumblr, you can follow us. If you don’t, then find us at
This is Bear Bones. They are from Glasgow. This song is wonderful.
This is Endor. They are bloody great.
Detour is all about supporting new Scottish music. We are passionate about the bands that we discover in this wee country of ours - there are so many incredible artists out there, it’s bloody brilliant.
For the second year running at the Wickerman Festival - a quite mad jamboree near Dumfries involving fire, old punks, and 80s rock bands - we have been able to team up with two other teams dedicated to showcasing the best in new Scottish music - the Solus Tent team, and Glasgow Podcart.
The Solus Tent plays host to the most diverse, interesting - and dare we say it - best, lineup of all the ‘new music’ stages at Scottish festivals. We wanted to take a wee batch of the best bands playing there over the weekend, and do something a bit special.
Thankfully, we had the delightful Glasgow Podcart there to help us; record sound, organise stuff, and generally be amazing.
This is Citizens - a Glasgow band that will break your ears.
This is part 3. There is a very special We Were Promised Jetpacks session at the end, and an Ed Sheeran interview and everything.
This is part 2.
Belladrum is our favourite festival.
This year, we want to give you an idea of what it’s like to be there. This is part 1 of our diary.