One part roaring sea shanty, one part haunting folk melody, and a solid chaser of gut-crunching street punk:The Dreadnoughts are Vancouver's biggest, baddest, drunkest, punkest folk band.
The Dreadnoughts aren't just a band, they're an advocacy group, ruthlessly promoting the idea that folk and punk music form a perfect union. Since 2007 they've been destroying stages and swilling ciders the world over, spreading their gospel to anyone who will listen.
Musically, the Dreadnoughts travel where many fear to tread, embracing a huge range of European folk traditions. For proof, look no further than their upcoming release, "Polka's Not Dead". This recording is strewn with polkas, gypsy dances, and sea shanties, each infused with the raw energy of street punk. The Dreadnoughts take folk tradition seriously, and they take punk music seriously, and "Polka's Not Dead" is their definitive statement.