Before Hummer there was S.F.R, formed in mid-2004 by Will & Joe and theystarted gigging in late 2005. The EP was recorded May 30th/31st 2007 at Tuffgong Studios in Warrington, when the band members were all only 16/17.
Mainly influenced by Rancid, Bad Religion, Anti-Flag and old Green Day at the time, but with a bit of Dropkick Murphy’s thrown in on occasion (the song “Johnny had a girlfriend” was particularly celtic-sounding, and featured Matty from Roughneck Riot on mandolin and guest vocals).
When the original drummer decided to leave the band in October 2007, S.F.R continued for a while with a new drummer, and Cainy joined the band in early 2008 as a 2nd guitarist. However the new lineup would eventually replace most of the old songs and start to move their sound towards something a bit less caustic and more melodic (also changing their name to Hummer around the same time). 7 years and various gigs, chops, changes and time spent playing in other bands (most notably Flat Back Four), would eventually see Will/Joe/Cainy return to gigging (under the name Hummer) in late 2015 – same name and members but new songs and an updated sound, so not really considered to be the same band.
That being said there is still a faint trace of S.F.R left even today, as Hummer recorded their old song, “Stand Down”, for the “Work.Home.Bed” EP released in 2016 (10 years after the song was written)
Tío Rico have crafted an EP as they want it, The band know of its simplicity, they know all of this down to a T and that is what makes Business and Pleasure an EP you will play again and again. Horn & Hoof Records