The Last Year release acoustic video for debut single ‘Sugar’

By on March 24, 2014

The Last Year

The Last Year have announced the release of their self-titled debut five-song EP now available at online retailers everywhere. Alongside the lead single “Sugar”, Guitar World Acoustic Nation is exclusively premiering the acoustic video of the track online. Fans can view it now online and receive a free download of the acoustic track simply by “liking” the band’s page on Facebook. Recently, the band unveiled the official music video for the single “Sugar” that can now also be viewed online. The Last Year will begin touring the U.S. in support of the EP release, select shows have been confirmed with additional dates to be announced shortly. For more information, please visit them on the web at

Hailing from Baltimore, The Last Year is an alternative rock band. Stemming from the dup of frontwoman/vocalist Niki Barr and bassist/synth player Scott Ensign, the pair is complemented by drummer BJ Kerwin and guitarist Scott Griffith. Together, the group approach their music with a kaleidoscopic attitude, embracing diverse influences and refusing to give in to conventions. Having toured over 30 countries on three continents, The Last Year is no stranger to the stage sharing bills with such artists as Paramore, Joan Jett, The Cult, Sevendust, Shinedown, The Offspring and more. With an explosive live performance, guided by Barr’s coy, airy vocals that she expertly transforms into powerful rock melodies, and Ensign’s layers of synth growls, their show is a spectacle and a must-see.


The Last Year was quickly signed by eclectic indie Shanachie Entertainment, label home to groups ranging from Rusted Root to Flobots, upon listening to some of the group’s first recordings. The Last Year’s EP has been warmly received by fans and critics alike, with the lead single “Sugar” bridging the gap between the darkness of Joy Division and the infectious, radio-friendly indie rock hooks of bands like The Temper Trap. “Sugar” is currently receiving spins on HFS 97.5 Baltimore’s Rock Alternative, Baltimore’s 98 Rock, 98.7 WTMD, Phoenix’s KWSS 93.9, and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation.


The Last Year confirmed tour dates:


DATE                                        VENUE                                       CITY/STATE

April 14                                      The Otto Bar                               Baltimore, MD

April 25                                      Awful Arthurs                               Roanoke, VA

May 9                                        Dobbs                                         Philadelphia, PA

May 10                                      MayDay PlayDay                          Berlin, MD

May 22                                      Hard Rock                                    Baltimore, MD


The Last Year EP tracklisting:

1. Not The One

2. Sugar

3. Imagining

4. Kill Me Now

5. Flying


Introducing The Last Year:


Official website:










Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.