Electronic pop duo influenced by classic ’80s sci-fi soundtracks, ’90s guitar bands and modern underground dance music.
Since Empathy Test’s conception in January 2013, the London-based electronic pop act has self-produced and released two stunning albums (Losing Touch and Safe From Harm, both in 2017) and a string of memorable singles. Their “dark, anthemic electro-pop” (Fresh on the Net) has won them critical acclaim, a legion of dedicated fans worldwide, and features from the likes of Vice on HBO, MTV’s Catfish, Netflix, KCRW, BBC Introducing, Clash, LoBF, Earmilk, PopMatters and many more. Boy George recently described them as “a musical orgasm” via his official Twitter account.
Over the past few years, Empathy Test has toured extensively in Europe and beyond, performing with everyone from The Human League to The Japanese House. They are currently putting the finishing touches to album number three, ‘Monsters’, which will be crowd funded via an IndieGoGo campaign. The album is scheduled for release via digital, CD and vinyl formats in May 2020, before Empathy Test embark on headline tours in the UK, Germany and America. Empathy Test are: Isaac Howlett (vocals), Christina Lopez (drums), Oliver Marson (synths) and producer Adam Relf.