Nottingham noisemakers Baby Godzilla announced today they’ve been forced to change their name due to legal issues – presumably with the Japanese cinema company Toho Co. Ltd who own the rights to the Godzilla franchise.
In a statement posted on Kerrang.com, the band say:
“This may seem abrupt but following some fairly conclusive and forceful instructions it is time we instigated a change. We; the collective of Matt Reynolds, Jonny Hall, Tom Marsh and Paul Shelley, will from now on and henceforth be known as HECK,”
“To all of the incredible people we have had the absolute pleasure of meeting, working with, playing with and playing to make no mistake; this is still us. We will never compromise and we promise you our undivided commitment, ambition and passion. Every drop of blood and energy we have belongs to you.
“This news is not presented with regret and although this wasn’t ultimately our long-term plan we are looking at this as an exciting new chapter. We press on, reinvigorated, focused and with more fire in our bellies than ever.
“Don’t fear the change, we’re here for you, get behind us.”
The band are still expected to release their full-length debut this autumn under their new moniker. You can catch them at the following festivals across the UK and Europe:
10 Bridwater Tiki Bar
11 Shepton Mallet NASS Festival, Shepton Mallet
17 Steventon TRUCK Festival
25 Sheffield Tramlines Festival
26 Belgium The Charlatan
14 Kent Hevy Fest
15 Hurstbourne Tarrant Light The Fuse
12 Hampshire Butserfest
3 Belgium Play Fest