Bombshell Radio Radio Guest Mix – Empathy Test
Our second featured guest mix this week is Empathy Test. We’ve been fans of this group since the first song we were sent. Every track we receive always makes the Addictions Fix Mix , and quite often our Top 10 Countdown. We were thrilled when we contacted Empathy Test and they immediately accepted our request to put together something special. I personally would have liked to have seen some Empathy Test on this mix, and contacted them about the same, they returned “You asked for likes and influences -seemed a bit self indulgent to include ourselves in that.” So how could I argue? If you like this compilation then do your ears a huge favour and check out Empathy Test. http://www.empathytest.com/
In 2015, Empathy Test booked and co-headlined their own UK tour, performed to an audience of 1,000+ at Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival in Germany, headlined Riba Rocks Festival in Spain and shared stages with everyone from Bombay Bicycle Club to The Japanese House.
In 2016, they released a new double a-side single, Demons | Seeing Stars and joined Mesh and Aesthetic Perfection on a two week tour of Europe, performing in front of audiences of 400-800 a night. In December, they also joined VNV Nation at the last two nights of the Automatic Empire tour, playing to over 1,200 on the final night in Heidelberg (Germany).
Empathy Test plans to release a second single, ‘By My Side’, on 17th February 2017. A third single, ‘Bare My Soul’, is scheduled for 21st April 2017, followed by a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the release of their long-awaited debut album. The album will be accompanied by a further single, ‘Safe From Harm’. Empathy Test is Isaac Howlett (vocals) and Adam Relf(production). They perform live with the help of Christina Lopez(drums) and Jacob Ferguson Lobo (keyboards). Catch Empathy Test live at at Planet Myer Day (Leipzig, 13/1/17), Electronic Winter (Gothenburg, 28/1/17), Synth Pop Goes Berlin (Berlin, 17/2/17), Amphi (Cologne, 22/7/17) and Unter Dem Himmel(Thale, 05/8/17.