Turns out Melbourne rockers Holy Serpent are all stoners

We chat to members Scott Penberthy, Nick Donoughue, Dave Bartlett and Lance Leembrugen about the tour so far

Melburnian rockers Holy Serpent have been moving from strength to strength of late, and have just kicked off a national tour in support of their sophomore album Temples.

The concepts of “skate rock” or “stoner rock” have been around for a while, but the band reckons it’s never been embodied as well as it is on Temples, with its elements of ’70s hard rock crossed with a punk energy and feel.

We chat to members Scott Penberthy, Nick Donoughue, Dave Bartlett and Lance Leembrugen about the tour so far – though apparently they were quite stoned and the cat had their tongues.

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You’ve done a couple of dates on the tour so far. How was it? Any highlights?

Great! Playing with Acid King ruled.

Congrats on Temples! What’s next once the tour wraps up? 

We’ll plan a more extensive tour for Feb, head up to Brisbane and a few other places we weren’t able to get to this time around. As for writing, we’ve already started on album three, so expect that sometime in 2017.

Your sound has been described as skate punk and stoner rock… does that mean you’re all stoners?


Do fans offer you weed when you’re touring? What do you do?

Graciously accept.

What’s your all-time favourite track to go with a doobie? 

Sweet Leaf by Sabbath.

Tour dates: 

Saturday Oct 1: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (Doomsday Fest)
Friday Oct 14: Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday Oct 15: The Hideaway Bar, Sydney
Sunday Oct 16: Frankies Pizza, Sydney
Friday Oct 28: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday Oct 29: Barwon Club, Geelong
Friday Nov 4: Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Friday Nov 11: The Golden Vine, Bendigo

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