Rock band Caduga are about to return to the stage after almost three years away.
Formerly known as Rattlesnake Remedy, the five-piece have been locked away working on an album.
On the eve of their comeback, the Solihull News spoke to singer Lee Stone, from Shirley.
“We never planned to take time away, it just seemed to happen that way,” says the 28-year-old.
“There does seem to be a buzz about our gig, it’s good that our fans are excited.”
Last week’s set at Birmingham’s HMV Institute was Caduga’s first under their new name. What was the reason for the change?
“One of the problems about our old name is that people were getting the wrong idea about our music,” said Lee.
“We wanted something that reflected our sound, which is in the Birmingham tradition.”
The singer is enthusiastic about the local scene and says Black Sabbath were a big influence on the group.
But the former Alderbrook School pupil does voice concern about the impact that reality TV has had on the charts.
“I don’t blame people for watching shows like The X Factor and American Idol.
“But I do think that for the first time in the history of modern popular music, there’s nothing new coming through.
“It’s always been the case that a new generation rebels against what’s gone before.
“But now people are being spoon-fed music instead of finding it for themselves.”
* Kidnap The Sun will be out later this year, with a tour expected in the autumn.