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About the Band

Fusing dark-rock with folk, metal, post-punk and other things which creep into our lives at night.

Saboteurs formed in Lincoln UK in late 2015. Ben Ellis (vocals/guitars) was performing solo acoustic originals and playing in folk-punk band Dog Goblins while Rick Whitehead (guitars/vocals) had been lead songwriter and guitarist in alt-metal band, Tripswitch.

'We have a diverse range of musical influences including New Model Army, Tool, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Above all, our music is totally and utterly from our hearts. When we first got together we realised that trying to scratch every one of our musical itches would be a tall order. But we knew how much music meant to each of us and that we didn't much care for trends. We were all experienced musicians with our own individual tastes, backgrounds and tales to tell and we threw it all into the melting pot to create the sound we have now.

Our debut EP, simply titled 'Saboteurs', was released on 2 February 2018. The first track, 'Nobody Knows Me Like You' , is about personal failings and mental health. It's about questioning yourself and those closest to you. Asking as a father, mother, or friend; 'Am I coping?', 'Where do you go from here?', or 'What are you working on at the moment'?

We returned to the studio in September 2018 to record our debut album, 'Dance With The Hunted', to be released early 2019. We'll be back on the road in the meantime with some more live dates'.

Photo credits : SO Photography Lincoln

Wherever the white lines take us...

Ben Ellis

Vocals and Guitars

Rick Whitehead

Guitars and Vocals