May 252019
 
May 23, 2019 – UK Electronic-Pop
band EMPATHY TEST is pleased to announce the release of their limited
edition EP, EMPTY-HANDED

Availble on limited edition digipack
CD, 7" vinyl and digital formats June 20!

Following the success
of double A-side single, "Holy Rivers / Incubation Song", which has
racked up over 150,000 streams on Spotify since its October release
and was praised by Clash Music for its “shimmering synths, glacial
electronics, and heartrending vocals”, London Synthpop group EMPATHY
TEST returns with a second, tantalising taste of their upcoming third
album, in the form of new single "Empty-Handed."

Stream the
"Empty-Handed" single
HERE:
https://soundcloud.com/empathytest/empty-handed/s-lHd56

Track
List:
1. Empty-handed
2. A River Loves a Stone
3.
Empty-handed (TRAAPS Remix)
4. A River Loves a Stone (Ari Mason
Remix)

Empty-Handed presents another sonic leap forward for a
band that has never been one to tread water when it comes to their
sound, presenting a harder, darker style whilst simultaneously tipping
their proverbial hat to the Synthwave scene that helped launch their
career back in 2014. An arpeggiated synthesiser provides a relentless
momentum from the get-go, while the deceptively simple composition
gradually builds to its epic conclusion.

Opening line, “My
heart is an empty vessel / Drifting out to sea” sets the tone both
lyrically and emotionally. It’s about being unable to give a partner
the emotional support or commitment they need and the feeling of
emptiness that comes with that. As always, Empathy Test delivers a
perfect marriage of music and emotion, the sudden flourishes of
strings and synthesisers rushing past like spirits in the
night.

There’s a sense of urgency here that has not been
present previously, as well as an innate confidence that suggests the
third album, which comes after the simultaneous release of two debut
albums Losing Touch (Remastered) and Safe From Harm in November 2017
and is slated for release in early September, might just be the
band’s most accomplished to date.

UK tour with
Actors

June 20, 2019 – Trillians – Newcastle
June 21, 2019 –
Voodoo Rooms – Edinburgh
June 22, 2019 – Ivory Blacks –
Glasgow
June 23, 2019 – FAC251 – Manchester
June 26, 2019 – Maze
– Nottingham
June 27, 2019 – Esquires – Bedford
June 28, 2019 –
Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton
June 29, 2019 – O2 Academy Islington –
London
June 30, 2019 – Exchange –
Bristol

Festivals

June 09, 2019 Wave Gotik Treffen,
Germany
Aug 11, 2019 Mera Luna, Germany
Aug 15, 2019 W-Festival,
Belgium

North American tour with Aesthetic
Perfection

Sept 06, 2019 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Sept
07, 2019 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
Sept 08, 2019 – Rock House – El
Paso, TX
Sept 12, 2019 – Amp Room – San Antonio, TX
Sept 13,
2019 – Elysium – Austin, TX
Sept 14, 2019 – Warehouse Live –
Houston, TX
Sept 15, 2019 – The Church – Dallas, TX
Sept 17,
2019 – The Goat – New Orleans, LA
Sept 18, 2019 – Drunken Unicorn –
Atlanta, GA
Sept 19, 2019 – The 926 Bar – Tallahassee, FL
Sept
20, 2019 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Sept 21, 2019 – Will’s –
Orlando, FL
Sept 24, 2019 – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
Sept
25, 2019 – Fallout – Richmond, VA
Sept 26, 2019 – Dangerous Pies –
Washington, DC
Sept 27, 2019 – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia,
PA
Sept 28, 2019 – The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Sept 29,
2019 – ONCE Ballroom – Boston, MA
Sept 30, 2019 – Mohawk Place –
Buffalo, NY
Oct 01, 2019 – Coalition – Toronto, ON
Oct 02, 2019
– Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 03, 2019 – The Event Center –
Cincinnati, OH
Oct 04, 2019 – Small’s – Detroit, MI
Oct 05,
2019 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Oct 06, 2019 – Club Anything –
Milwaukee, WI
Oct 07, 2019 – Warehouse – LaCrosse, WI
Oct 08,
2019 – Red Sea Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 09, 2019 – Riot Room –
Kansas City, MO
Oct 11, 2019 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Oct
12, 2019 – Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 14, 2019 – Pub 340 –
Vancouver, BC
Oct 15, 2019 – Highline – Seattle, WA
Oct 16, 2019
– Paris Theater – Portland, OR
Oct 18, 2019 – Brick and Mortar –
San Francisco, CA
Oct 19, 2019 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles,
CA

Biography
Since Empathy Test’s conception in January
2013, the independent London electronic pop duo has produced two
stunning, four-track EPs and a steady stream of memorable singles
which have won them both critical acclaim and a legion of dedicated
fans worldwide. Their unique brand of cinematic synth pop has been
featured by the likes of Vice, Netflix, HBO, MTV, XFM, KCRW, BBC
Introducing, Clash, Idolator, Earmilk, PopMatters and many
more.

In 2017, the band began a crowd funding campaign to fund
the self-release of two debut albums, ‘Losing Touch’ and ‘Safe
From Harm’. The PledgeMusic campaign was 661% funded and the band
raised over £26K to release the two albums via digital, CD and vinyl
formats. To date, Empathy test has sold nearly 1,500 copies of each
album on CD and 300 on vinyl.

After touring extensively in
Europe and beyond, Empathy Test released the first taste of their
forthcoming third album (set for release in September 2019) in October
2018, , in the form of a new double a-side single Holy Rivers /
Incubation Song. Clash Music wrote that the new material, featuring
"shimmering synths, glacial electronics, and heartrending vocals",
illuminated the band's "potent creativity".

Empathy Test are
childhood friends Isaac Howlett (vocals) and Adam Relf (production).
Isaac performs their songs live with the help of Christina Lopez
(drums) and Samuel Winter-Quick (keyboards).

For More
Information:
https://www.empathytest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/empathytest

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