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With an explosive track opener like ‘Monsters’, Empathy Test clearly sets out their vast ambitions for their new album, also called ‘Monsters’. And these ambitions are decidedly and unequivocally met in what is a brilliant, bold and very exciting album. Empathy Test, in this album, tread a fine path between outright commercial accessibility and a …

Empathy Test‘s single Monsters, reviewed here last month, is a statuesque, cinematic synth blast: anthemic and haunting – and it is fitting that the band has released an incredible video to accompany the single. Directed by Calum Macdiarmid and funded by fans, it is a stunning visual piece that perfectly matches the mystery and awe …

With a name influenced by Bladerunner, Empathy Test are already streets ahead in my eyes, but their new single ‘Monsters’ provides indelible proof that this is a remarkable band. Initially a duo, Empathy Test were established in London back in 2013 and have been prolific ever since. While personally new to the band, ‘Monsters’ is …

There’s something really enigmatic about London-based electronic duo Empathy Test. Even without listening to a note, there is a lot of mystery attached to the art work that accompanies previous releases ‘Throwing Stones’ and ‘Losing Touch’. Aesthetics are obviously an important factor to them as a band, and on listening, the emotive and cinematic sound they …