About Saboteurs

Struggling with the mundanities of life in an East Midlands market town. Bottling it all up and ready to explode. The quiet ones are the worst they say but there's nothing quiet about Saboteurs' outpouring of pent-up emotions.

The band's 2018 debut EP attracted a growing fan-base and recognition by BBC Introducing, Richer Sound's Artist of the Week and as finalists in Radio Wigwam's Rock Act of the Year. From the gothic post-punk splendour and dark, foreboding rock of 'Nobody Knows Me Like You' , to the haunting slow-burn of 'Coraline' , Saboteurs manage somehow to transcend genres. The juxtaposition stems from the contrasting styles of songwriters Ben Ellis (vocals/guitars) and Rick Whitehead (guitars/vocals). 'We just can’t do trends. We end up chucking in elements from all manner of genres and smashing them together'.

With influences as diverse as New Model Army, Biffy Clyro, Neil Young and Thrice, Saboteurs' debut album, 'Dance With The Hunted', is due for release on 4 May 2019.

And with a new rhythm section in place - Pete Botterill (drums) and Geoff Standeven (bass) - and Kirsty Marlog on backing vocals, the band will be hitting the road again with live dates across the UK.

Wherever the white lines take us...

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by Saboteurs (UK Band)
Released 3 months ago
Alternative Rock, Rock, pop punk
TRACES Behind the noise is more noise Can you hear this? Do you want to Crave or fear this? It means the world to me, it means the... There are traces of the old times Like battle scars in my mind Only the world to me Turn the lights out - leave this home Wherever the white lines take us Behind the noise is more noise I remember chilling numbness But still wanting... It means the world to me, it means the... There are traces of the old times Like battle scars in my mind Only the world to me Turn the lights out - leave this home Wherever the white lines take us It means the world to me The world
by Saboteurs (UK Band)
Released 3 months ago
Alternative Rock, Rock, Emo
Written about wanting to succeed but your obsession to win starts effecting the ones you love and in the end just wanting to be a just a face in the crowd ONE TRACK MIND What would it take to be the better man? To say, 'Yes, I can - I'll never let you down' Constant mistakes - pathetic apologies Want to effect a change and make it alright Today is the day - today is that day I kill the doubt inside and learn to play your game This is more than our salvation One track mind And all it's taken You can't save us You can't play this out I feel it now - it was ebbing away Like my sanity, it was holding me down What would it take to feel whole again? Like learning to breathe - don't hold your breath Today is the day - today is that day I kill the doubt inside and learn to play your game Ch You all say the same You all stay the same
by Saboteurs (UK Band)
Released 3 months ago
Alternative Rock, Rock, Grunge, Folk & Singer-Songwriter
Blending multiple styles in this acoustic led rock song with a few surprises. Written about using self doubt as motivation for songwriting and how music keeps pulling you back. OVER AND DOUBT The tarot card flipped over in her hand Turning around She said, 'Look at what you have become, my friend' Leaves on the ground 'Doubt is the beginning not the end, stop cursing the darkness' 'Look at what you can become, my friend' But he had already gone These days have gone Over and over again These days will come Over and over again Please stay with me Over and over again Give to me some time and let me breathe Lost in the sound I'm finding something new in my relief These days all behind us Look at what we have become, my friend This suffering will bind us to the end
by Saboteurs (UK Band)
Released 4 months ago
Alternative Rock, Rock, Grunge, Emo
Splintered Lights - these spinning lights are blinding Erase - not ever wanting to forget The shame will never end But I'm coping on my own The ones I left behind They just fade out Stains - these bloodied veils fall down The pain - I dedicate our loss to you The shame will never end But I'm coping on my own The ones I left behind They just fade out Come here And take my hand Oh just come here And take this cursed band of gold The shame will never end But I'm coping on my own The ones I left behind They just fade out If I fall down, I won't stay down If you fall down, you will stay down You will stay down
by Saboteurs (UK Band)
Released 2 years ago
Rock, pop punk, Garage Rock
Dirty Guitar song about giving up music and realising you're lost without it and then decide to dust yourself off and do it all again (Captain Hindsight)
by Saboteurs (UK Band)
Released 2 years ago
Alternative Rock, Rock, Hard Rock
A song about questioning your mental health and coping with self doubt. NOBODY KNOWS ME LIKE YOU I have a question do you? Nobody knows me like you. A simple answer just won't do nobody knows me like you. I'm lost in a thousand burning words of trust and nothing stays the same for us. I have a question do you? Nobody knows me like you. A simple answer just won't do nobody knows me like you. I need some help to hurt myself and nobody knows me like you I'm lost in a thousand burning words of trust and nothing stays the same for us. Nothing stays the same! So let go.... I have a question........ Why don't I know you like you know me?
by Saboteurs (UK Band)
Released 2 years ago
Alternative Rock, Rock, pop punk
Emotional, atmospheric song that builds soaring vox, big guitars and pounding drums