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Help make our debut album(s) happen!!

London electronic pop duo Empathy Test hope to raise enough money to self-release their debut LPs(!) via PledgeMusic.

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Hello! If you don’t already know us, we are two childhood friends, Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf. Based in London (UK), we have been writing and recording electronic pop music as Empathy Test for about four years. With the help of our wonderful and talented friends Christina Lopez (live drums) and Sam Winter-Quick (live keyboards), we have performed at concerts and festivals all over Europe. So far, we have successfully self-released a string of EPs and singles: Losing Touch (2014), Throwing Stones (2014), Throwing Stones Remixed (2015), Demons | Seeing Stars (2016), By My Side (2017) and Bare My Soul (2017).

Our music, which was described by Clash Magazine as “gorgeous, sumptuous future pop”, has won us both critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide. We are long overdue releasing an album and our many fans have been very vocal in their hopes that we release one soon. As we like doing things our own way, we have decided release not one, but two debut albums. We’ve called them ‘Losing Touch’ and ‘Safe From Harm’ and we are looking to raise a minimum £4,000 to self-release them. So please help us by pledging to buy a download, a CD or vinyl, or any of the other exciting things on offer. Thank you in advance for helping to make our dream a reality.

We will also be donating 5% of pre-goal and 10% of post-goal money to Mind, the charity that provides support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

There are three releases in this campaign. All previously released tracks will be remastered.

Losing Touch (Remastered) – OUT NOW!

1. Kirrilee (Remastered)
2. Where I Find Myself (Remastered)
3. Last Night On Earth (Remastered)
4. Holding On (Remastered)
5. Hope For Me (Remastered)
6. Throwing Stones (Remastered)
7. Losing Touch (Remastered)
8. Demons (Remastered)
9. Siamese
10. Sleep
11. Here Is The Place (Remastered)

Everything Will Work Out (Single) – OUT NOW!

1. Everything Will Work Out
2. Losing Touch (Acoustic)
3. Everything Will Work Out (Furniteur Remix)
4. Everything Will Work Out (Waterbaby Remix)

Safe From Harm (Album) – OUT NOW!

1. Bare My Soul (Remastered)
2. Everything Will Work Out
3. Trampoline
4. Firelight
5. Seeing Stars (Remastered)
6. By My Side (Remastered)
7. Vampire Town (Remastered)
8. Safe From Harm
9. All It Takes
10. Burroughs & Bukowski
11. Walk Right Out (Remastered)

Critical reception

“It is now time for Empathy Test to conquer the world” – ElektroSkull

“Losing Touch (Remastered) and Safe From Harm are both wonderful, inspiring pieces of work and prove Empathy Test’s talent in making evocative, electro-pop music with depth and feeling.” XS Noize

“There is a reason that, while the world is nearly bloated with synthpop, Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf’s project stands out among the rest. If their can-do spirit in developing two conceptual sister albums simultaneously isn’t enough, that each is genuinely a strong body of work just might be.” PopMatters

“Empathy Test have delivered not one, but two of the finest albums of the year” The Original Electricity Club

“One of the best releases I have ever heard in my life” Brutal Resonance

“Masters of creating a heaven-like atmosphere” music-allnew.com

5% of goal
10% post goal
5% of goal and 10% of any money raised after that will go to Mind.

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ENTRY TO THE LONDON LAUNCH PARTY

£10
10.00
All gone!

Entry to the album launch party at Zigfrid von Underbelly, 11 Hoxton Square, London. 25th November 2017.

No physical tickets, we will have a guest list on the door.

Pair of Vinyl LP Test Pressings

£103
103.00
All gone!

A pair of vinyl LP test pressings (Losing Touch + Safe From Harm), signed by the band. One of only five pairs produced.

3 x releases on CD + VINYL (signed)

£112
112.00
All gone!

All three releases (Safe From Harm album & single, Losing Touch album) on CD and vinyl, all signed. Includes digital download via Bandcamp (we’ll email you a code).

3 x releases on CD (signed)

£47
47.00
All gone!

Empathy Test’s ‘Losing Touch’ and ‘Safe From Harm’ albums + ‘Safe From Harm’ single, all on CD, all signed.

3 x releases on VINYL (signed)

£68
68.00
All gone!

Empathy Test Losing Touch and Safe From Harm albums on black vinyl + Safe From Harm single on ltd. edition 7" vinyl picture disc, all signed.

3 x releases DOWNLOAD

£14
14.00
Available

Download both albums, ‘Losing Touch’ and ‘Safe From Harm’ + the ‘Safe From Harm’ single (4 tracks) in the digital format of your choice, from Bandcamp. Available from 23rd of June. We will email you codes.

3 x releases on VINYL

£51
51.00
158 left

Empathy Test’s ‘Losing Touch’ and ‘Safe From Harm’ albums on black vinyl + ‘Safe From Harm’ single on ltd. edition 7" vinyl picture disc + digital download of all tracks via Bandcamp. We email a code.

Donate £5

£5
5.00
Available

Want to throw in some money just to make this project happen? Donate £5 and we will love you forever.

Everything Will Work Out SINGLE DOWNLOAD

£5
5.00
Available

Download Empathy Test’s ‘Everything Will Work Out’ single in the digital format of your choosing. Everything Will Work Out + acoustic version of Losing Touch and two remixes. Download via Bandcamp (we will email you a code).

This replaces previously announced single Safe From Harm, so if you already purchased that, you do not need to buy again

Everything Will Work Out SINGLE CD

£9
9.00
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Empathy Test’s new single ‘Everything Will Work Out’ on CD. Signed by Isaac & Adam. CD contains Everything Will Work Out plus an acoustic version of Losing Touch and two remixes. Includes download via Bandcamp (we will email you a code).

This replaces previously announced single Safe From Harm, so if you already purchased that, you do not need to buy again

Losing Touch ALBUM DOWNLOAD

£8
8.00
Available

Empathy Test’s ‘Losing Touch’ album in the digital format of your choice. Download via Bandcamp, we will email you a code.

Safe From Harm ALBUM DOWNLOAD

£8
8.00
Available

Empathy Test’s debut album in the digital format of your choosing. Download will be available to download from 23rd of June via a Bandcamp code which we will email you.

Donate £10

£10
10.00
Available

Want to make sure this project happens? Donate £10 and we will love you forever.

Safe From Harm ALBUM + SINGLE DOWNLOAD

£10
10.00
Available

Empathy Test’s ‘Safe From Harm’ album + single in the digital format of your choice. Available via emailed Bandcamp code from 23rd June 2016.

Everything Will Work Out SINGLE CD (Signed)

£12
12.00
All gone!

Signed copy of Empathy Test’s new single ‘Everything Will Work Out’ on CD. Signed by Isaac & Adam. CD contains Everything Will Work Out plus an acoustic version of Losing Touch and two remixes. Includes download via Bandcamp (we will email you a code).

This replaces previously announced single Safe From Harm, so if you already purchased that, you do not need to buy again

Everything Will Work Out 7" SINGLE

£16
16.00
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‘Everything Will Work Out’ on ltd. edition 7" vinyl picture disc, with an acoustic version of Losing Touch. Includes download via Bandcamp (we will email you a code).

This replaces previously announced single Safe From Harm, so if you already purchased that, you do not need to buy again

Losing Touch ALBUM on CD

£19
19.00
219 left

Empathy Test’s ‘Losing Touch’ album on CD.

Safe From Harm ALBUM on CD

£19
19.00
194 left

Empathy Test’s album Safe From Harm on CD + download

'Everything Will Work Out' 7" SINGLE (signed)

£20
20.00
All gone!

Everything Will Work Out on ltd. edition 7" vinyl picture disc with b-side. Signed by Isaac & Adam.

This replaces previously announced single Safe From Harm, so if you already purchased that, you do not need to buy again

Donate £20

£20
20.00
Available

Want to make sure this project happens? Donate £20 and we will love you forever.

Empathy Test Logo T-Shirt

£23
23.00
Available

You’ve been waiting for ever for a logo t-shirt and finally they are here. Black t-shirt with your favourite band’s name emblazoned across your chest. Wear with pride.

Ltd. Edition Losing Touch Album T-Shirt (GIRL)

£20
20.00
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The Losing Touch album artwork, on a black girl-cut T-shirt, on your body. Limited to 100.

Ltd. Edition Losing Touch Album T-shirt

£20
20.00
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The album artwork of your choice printed on a black t-shirt, on your body. Limited edition (100).

Ltd. Edition Safe From Harm Album T (GIRL)

£20
20.00
Available

The Safe From Harm album artwork on a black girl-cut t-shirt, on your body. Limited to 100.

T-Shirt Collection (GIRL CUT)

£42
42.00
Available

All three t-shirts in girl cut (Losing Touch, Safe From Harm, Logo).

Hand written lyrics

£24
24.00
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Lyrics to your favourite Empathy Test track, handwritten by Isaac, with a dedication.

Losing Touch ALBUM on CD (signed)

£24
24.00
All gone!

Empathy Test’s Losing Touch album on CD, signed by the band.

Safe From Harm ALBUM + SINGLE on CD

£24
24.00
194 left

Empathy Test’s ‘Safe From Harm’ album + single on CD.

Safe From Harm ALBUM on CD (signed)

£24
24.00
All gone!

Empathy Test’s Safe From Harm album on CD. Signed by Isaac & Adam.

Signed Drum Sticks

£24
24.00
Available

Used by our drummer Christina Lopez, and signed.

Losing Touch ALBUM on VINYL

£26
26.00
158 left

Empathy Test’s Losing Touch album on vinyl.

Safe From Harm ALBUM VINYL

£26
26.00
264 left

Empathy Test’s ‘Safe From Harm’ album on vinyl + album download (via Bandcamp, we will email you a code).

Losing Touch ALBUM on VINYL (signed)

£30
30.00
All gone!

Empathy Test’s Losing Touch album on vinyl. Signed by the band.

Safe From Harm ALBUM on VINYL (signed)

£30
30.00
All gone!

Empathy Test’s ‘Safe From Harm’ album on vinyl, signed by the band.

Skype call with Isaac

£30
30.00
Available

30 minute Skype call with Empathy Test’s Isaac (and whichever band members he can organise) to discuss whatever you like!

3 x releases on CD

£36
36.00
194 left

Empathy Test’s ‘Losing Touch’ and ‘Safe From Harm’ albums + Safe From Harm single, all on CD.

Disposable Camera

£37
37.00
All gone!

An entire camera’s worth of unique pics taken on the road. Warning: may contain nudity and graphic images of rock ‘n’ roll excess.

Empathy Test Logo T-Shirt (GIRL CUT)

£22
22.00
Available

Plain black Empathy Test t-shirt in girl cut.

7" vinyl TEST PRESSING (signed)

£47
47.00
1 left

We have 4 × 7″ black vinyl test pressings for each of the four singles (Demons, By My Side, Bare My Soul, Safe From Harm). We will sign one and send it to you.

T-Shirt Collection (uni-sex)

£47
47.00
Available

All three t-shirts (Losing Touch, Safe From Harm and Logo).

The singles collection (vinyl)

£47
47.00
Available

4 x singles on ltd. edition vinyl picture disc. One track per side: Demons | Seeing Stars, By My Side | Vampire Town, Bare My Soul | Walk Right Out, Safe From Harm | Sleep.

Donate £50

£50
50.00
Available

Want to make sure this project happens? Donate £50 and we will love you forever.

3 x releases on CD + VINYL

£87
87.00
158 left

Empathy Test’s Losing Touch + Safe From Harm albums + Safe From Harm single on CD and Vinyl.

Come to a rehearsal

£100
100.00
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Come hang out with us at the rehearsal studio for an hour while we rehearse for whatever show is coming up.

Signed artwork

£100
100.00
Available

Signed Empathy Test artwork. Choose between the Losing Touch and Safe From Harm (album) artwork by band member Adam Relf.

Acoustic House Concert (UK only)

£500
500.00
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Your place. You pick the songs for an acoustic evening of music.

Cover Song of Your Choice

£500
500.00
1 left

You name the song (within reason) and it will be covered in a very unique way. You’ll receive an MP3 of the rendition.

Full Band House Concert (UK only)

£1,000
1000.00
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We come to your place with our gear to play for you and all your friends.

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