They come from the magical, tumultus and far-flung planet of Klonk.
But it took a summer holiday expedition gone wrong, which ended with them crash-landing through our atmosphere, for them to unearth their musical talents.
Confused at finding themselves surrounded by unrelenting moorland and pelted with rain instead of the fiery volcanic beaches they had hoped for, they decided the only thing to do was to pick up some instruments to get in contact with those back home.
Well, that’s at least the story of the band, according to their drummer, Aid Todd.
He joined the mad-cap group three months ago, after he bumped into them while making his own ill-fated trip from planet Klonk in August.
He had set up a Hebden Bridge festival called Doddnaze, in an attempt to find his other stranded brethren.
Aid said: “It was a wash out.
“We officially cancelled the festival but the community still came out and some bands decided to come along anyway, including some of the members of Klonk.
“So I stepped in as their drummer and that’s how I joined.”
Formed several years ago the eight-piece Huddersfield and Calderdale outfit were keen to bring a taste of Klezmer to Kirklees.
Originating in Eastern Europe, it was played by Ashkenazi Jews and has since spread into dance halls and underground nightclubs all over the world.
A crucial part of Yiddish culture, recently it has begun to gain particular favour amongst hip younger generations in alternative areas within cities.
“It’s music without ego,” described Aid. “It’s infectious, lively and taps into a very real part of your soul.
“But most importantly, it gets people dancing like no one’s watching.
“I just thought that all the band members were at the top of their game so jumped at the chance to join them.”
Their bouzouki, fiddles, a brass section, accordion, cello and drums combined with the mixing of the genre with ska, funk and a little jazz have no problem inciting mass dance frenzies, the moment the first chord is struck.
But although performing tight sets around Huddersfield and further afield, the skill involved in creating great Klezmer is far from simple.
“It’s great fun to play,” added Aid. “But it definitely challenges you as a player.
“It’s complicated as songs aren’t in standard four-four time.
“You’ve got to keep your wits around you, that’s for sure.”
It is the catchy beats that keep crowds coming back to see them time and time again.
Aid said: “I think that there’s something really exciting and satisfying about it – it just makes me feel quite warm inside.
“It’s not the easiest genre to access – you don’t hear it a lot on the radio, but if you get the opportunity to hear you can understand why we play what we do.
“It’s catching on at festivals especially because it’s got the right, upbeat party vibe.”
Everyone will be able to let a little piece of Klonk into their ears when their first E.P is released in February.
“Everything is falling into place and it’ll give everyone a flavour of what we play,” said Aid.
“We’re also getting ready to launch a regular night at the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, which is going to be a celebration of everything that Klonk has descended from.
“We’re due to host our first on February 15.
“I think the important thing that any musician should do is to listen to anything and everything and never allow yourself to be pigeon-holed.
“Never play music how you’re told to play it and take and mix influences how you want to.”
In between then fans new and old can catch them on New Year’s Eve, when they perform at the Trades Club’s party, which they hope will send a special message to their fellow Klonks back home.