London based group The Fish Police have been invited to perform and host a panel at the Texan festival, and are raising funds to get there
London based group The Fish Police are crowdfunding their tour to Austin's South by Southwest festival, in which they have been invited to perform and host a panel discussion on music and neurodiversity. Taking place on 14 March, the talk will feature artists and musicians with lived experience of autism and neurodiversity, and their collaborators, in order to explore the different ways in which musicians interact with music.
The Fish Police came together through London's creative arts company Heart N Soul, who focus on supporting artists with learning disabilities. The outfit consists of Dean Rodney Jr, Matthew Howe, Charles Stuart and Andrew Mclean – Rodney Jr and Howe both have autism – and in 2013 they released The Marzipan Transformations on Heart N Soul's label.
The campaign has already reached target, though they will be accepting donations until 11 March. More information can be found via Justgiving. The Fish Police have also announced that a new EP is on the way, and you can listen to “Cactus” below.