Recently, BBC 6 Music has been turning its antennae towards the flute-driven rock-anthems of British psych outfit Wolf People - and who can blame them? Forthcoming album "Fain", due out next month, has become an eagerly-anticipated release, not least for the latest single "All Returns".
If you crave a musical hybrid of Jethro Tull, Focus, Tame Impala, Led Zep and Black Mountain with a sprinkling of Syd Barrett on top, Wolf People are right up your alley. Earlier tracks such as "Tiny Circle" and "Storm Cloud", plus previous albums "Tidings" and "Steeple", have helped to draw people in with their off-kilter arrangements and slightly trippy musical gumbo. But their mission is far from over.
New album "Fain", issued on Jagjaguwar on 30th April, could be the one to ensnare more curious listeners and propel them into end-of-year lists and a few iPods before 2014 appears. Meanwhile, Wolf People have a clutch of shows already on sale for the coming weeks, namely in Bedford and Preston (still tickets for those) and London on 10th April (sold out).
Good news - in May, the band will perform another handful of gigs, this time in Brighton, Leeds, Newcastle and, in June, London again. Tickets on sale now. Prices start from as little as £8, rising to £10 for the capital show.