At its core, The Last Mile is Stephanie Cole (Answers) and Chris Snelgrove (Prevenge, Whiskey Trench, Offside, All The Answers) with help from great musicians and friends.
Having played in over 30 countries since 2015, being featured on multiple compilation appearances, and a well-received full length, “The Distance Between,” under the name Chris Snelgrove & The Last Mile in 2016, the name was shortened to just The Last Mile in 2019. In 2020, the band released a two-song EP entitled “II” on Pavones Records (Canada) and Palpebrite (Brazil) to positive reviews. Featuring Scott Wade (Comeback Kid) and Patty O’Lantern (Brutal Youth/Dragged In) this release showcased the newer, grittier, style of the band. They were able to raise 300$USD for the Portland General Defense Committee with the pre-order for the 7”.
With their latest release, “Respect The Frequency,” released on Rad Girlfriend Records in October of 2021, to positive reviews across the world, the songs span the gamut of punk and hardcore. The Last Mile write songs that are rooted in melody and angst, love/hate and an unwavering hope, even in the darkest of times. The line up for the recording proved to be extremely proficient, arranging and recording all of the drums and bass for 11 songs over a week at The Posicorebox studio in Brooklyn with Josh Carothers(Chilton, Ifarm, Funbox) doing double duty as drummer and engineer. The guitars and the vocals were recorded in Montreal with Ryan Battistuzzi and feature help from some great friends, including guest vocals from Greg Laraigne as well as Lucas Rupnik (Dirty Tricks, Delta 666), Mathieu Forcier (Oktoplut, Prevenge), and Mike Gabriel (Answers, PL Mafia) on guitar, and Delano Pelletier (Indochine) on saxophone. The record was mixed by Jesse Gander and mastered by Stu Mckillop at Raincity Recorders in Vancouver.