Nottingham four-piece, Baby Godzilla, ordered to change name by Japanese cinema giant.

Posted on 8 July 2015
By Khyle Deen
  • Share:

Nottingham favourite Baby Godzilla have been caught in a legal battle with the Japanese film giant and have now been made to change their name.

Godzilla is a Japanese film series of Tokusatsu films featuring the character Godzilla, created, produced and owned by Japanese theatre production and distribution company Toho Co. Ltd. Tut tut, Baby G.

The band posted the following letter to announce their new name:


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.”


Matt, Jonny, Tom and Paul

Heck’s new social media websites:

New website and HECK clothing:
Facebook –
Twitter- @abandcalledHECK
Instagram – abandcalledHECK

Live dates:

10th July – Tiki Bar, Bridwater (NASS Warm-up Show)
11th July – NASS Festival, Shepton Mallet
17th July – TRUCK Festival, Steventon
25th July – Tramlines, University Arms, Sheffield
26th July – The Charlatan, “Gentse Feesten” Ghent, Belgium
14th August – HEVY FEST, Port Lympne
15th August – Light The Fuse, Hurstbourne Tarrant
12th September – Butserfest, Elizabeth Country park, Hampshire
3rd October – Play Fest, Hasselt, Belgium

More TBA