This Year's Model can refer to two bands. One is an indiepop group signed to Marsh-Marigold Records. This Year's Model is the solo project that never came to be. It started when Niklas Gustafsson was offered a solo deal with legendary independent label Marsh-Marigold. He quickly recorded and released an EP late 2005. But at the time of recording his solo plans had been shelved and replaced by a full band.