The Fish Police
Saturday 12th May 2018
Doors 9:00 pm
Price £6 (concession) / £8
Normal? festival in association with Folkestone Quarterhouse and Melting Vinyl presents:
The Fish Police are a four-piece London band, heavily informed by their frontman (Dean Rodney) and guitarist’s (Matt Howe)’s autism. They create some of the catchiest and most uplifting electronic left-field pop music you will hear. Their album, Their previous album ‘Marzipan Transformations’, is a good time captured in music, a journey through their own unique world with nods to everything from MF Doom, Kraftwerk, De La Soul, the Ramones to Grace Jones (in fact, bassist, Charles Stuart, and drummer, Andrew McLean, can sometimes be found in Grace Jones’ backing band). New songs deal with Cactus plants and why you shouldn’t climb them, the fact that cars just keep coming and coming and why a helicopter isn’t wearing any shoes.
The band are breaking barriers and pushing boundaries as musicians with learning disabilities. Through being a band at the forefront of a nascent music scene, they are helping to shift perceptions and attitudes towards the learning disabled community. The band combats social exclusion and perceptions of ability, but mainly it’s going to be about dancing, having a good time and bathing in the Fish water!
Support comes from Electric Fire four members in their mid twenties using digital music making equipment in their performances and sounding very much like The Go! team’s younger siblings with future-funk, hip hop and house, they play out-of-this-world catchy songs that will stay in your head for days
The band(s) are a Heart n Soul production which is a charity supporting people with learning disabilities to have more choice, feel connected, have more confidence and work towards more independent lives. Also for artists to create vibrant and relevant work.