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28.02.14 Empathy Test self-releases the Losing Touch EP digitally, via Tunecore

06.09.14 Debut live show at Sebright Arms, London, reviewed by Louder Than War

22.09.14 Here Is The Place used by The Climate Reality Project in video shown at the UN

29.09.14 Throwing Stones (the track) premières on Clash Music

01.11.14 Throwing Stones 'Record of the Week' on BBC Introducing in Kent

03.11.14 Here Is The Place premières on KCRW

17.11.14 Holding On premières on Idolator

06.12.14 First international show at Reithalle Strasse E in Dresden, Germany

08.12.14 Throwing Stones EP streams exclusively in full on IX Daily

09.12.14 Empathy Test in Idolator's 14 Under-The-Radar Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014

09.12.14 Throwing Stones (EP) released


01.01.15 Throwing Stones (single) played by John Kennedy on XFM (now Radio X).

11.03.15 Here Is The Place features on MTV's Catfish.

19.05.15 Here Is The Place (Thomas Datt remix) premières on Earmilk.

24.05.15 Empathy Test performs to audience of 1,000+ at Wave Gotik Treffen.

30.05.15 Empathy Test begins first tour of UK with Vivian Glass.

16.06.15 Throwing Stones (Minuit Machine remix) premieres on PopMatters.

20.07.15 Throwing Stones (Aeon Rings Remix) premieres on Kaltblut.

18.08.15 Throwing Stones Remixed (EP) is (self) released.

08.09.15 Empathy Test's music features on Die Höhle der Löwen (Germany's version of Dragon's Den/Shark's Tank).

15.10.15 Empathy Test supports The Japanese House at Barlfy, Camden.

20.11.15 Here is the Place (Thomas Datt dub) appears on Pure Trance 4.



12.01.16 include Empathy Test in 15 bands & artists to keep an eye on in 2016

07.08.16 Abbie McCarthy plays Demons on BBC Introducing in Kent

09.09.16 Demons | Seeing Stars (EP) launch at 1001, Brick Lane, London

03.10.16 Demons | Seeing Stars (EP) self-released digitally and on CD & 7" picture disc

16.09.17-02.10.16 European tour with Mesh + Aesthetic Perfection.

19.09.16 Losing Touch & Throwing Stones EPs reach #34 & #50 on iTunes Electronic Chart

31.10.16 Here is the Place hits 100,000 streams on Spotify

04.11.16 Assemblage 23 tweets that Demons is "so good".

07.11.16 Seeing Stars appears on German National TV in an episode of Tag & Nacht

18.11.16 Empathy Test hits 15,5000 monthly listeners on Spotify

15.12.16 Spotify announces Empathy Test has had 49,000 listeners on Spotify in 2016

26/27.12.16 Empathy Test supports VNV Nation on two dates in Germany



17.02.17 By My Side (EP) released in digital, CD and 7" picture disc formats.

06.03.17 Bare My Soul premieres on Clash Music

30.03.17 Empathy Test live session on Vintage TV

21.04.17 Bare My Soul (EP) released via digital, CD and 7" picture disc formats.

25.03.17 votes Empathy Test joint 3rd Best Newcomer 2016.

16.04.17 - 01.05.17 2nd European tour w/ Aesthetic Perfection & Mesh 

27.04.17 Empathy Test launches PledgeMusic album crowd funder

28.04.17 Empathy Test's album crowd funder 100% funded in 10 hours.

06.05.17 Empathy Test supports Diary of Dreams at Tufnell Park Dome.

28.05.17 Empathy Test performs at Liverpool Sound City.

22.07.17 Empathy Test opens Germany's Amphi Festival, on the main stage.

31.07.17 Losing Touch hits 500,000 streams on Spotify.

09.08.17 Album crowd funder on PledgeMusic is 500% funded.

16.08.17 10,000 followers on Facebook

26.08.17 Empathy Test performs at Infest in Bradford, UK.

09.09.17 First headline show in Berlin, Germany.

08.10.17 Seeing Stars hits 200,000 streams on Spotify.

10.10.17 Everything Will Work Out premiers on BlackBook.

26.10.17 Band is in Metro's 10 bands to check out if you love the Stranger Things soundtrack.

03.11.17 Everything Will Work Out (EP) released in digital, CD and 7" picture disc formats.

16.11.17 Losing Touch (Remastered) & Safe From Harm albums stream on Pop Matters.

17.11.17 Losing Touch (Remastered)Safe From Harm albums released.

25.11.17 Album launch at Zigfrid von Underbelly in London sells out

27.11.17 PledgeMusic crowd funder for the debut albums finishes 661% funded.

30.11.17 Band orders 1,000 more copies of the two albums on CD after first 500 sell out.

01.12.17 Double-page printed spread in Sonic Seducer magazine, Germany.

02.12.17 Electric Dreams Weekender with The Human League and Blancmange.

11.12.17 Sweden's gives Losing Touch 7/10 and Safe From Harm 8/10.

15.12.17 Spotify announces Empathy Test had 130,000 listeners in 59 countries in 2017.

26.12.17 Empathy Test embarks on first headline tour of Germany, two shows sell out.


11.02.18 Empathy Test hits 36,381 monthly listeners on Spotify.

09.03.18 - 22.03.18 Empathy Test tours the UK in support of Sweden's Covenant.

14.04.18 Empathy Test supports DE/VISION at a sold out Columbia Theater in Berlin.

15.04.18 Empathy Test sells out Privat Club in Berlin.

21.04.18 Empathy Test performs in Russia for the first time. Supports DE/VISION in Moscow.

22.04.18 Empathy Test supports DE/VISION in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

28.04.18 Empathy Test performs at Plage Noire Festival in Germany.

23.05.18 Isaac quits his day job to focus entirely on Empathy Test.

11.06.18 Seeing Stars hits 331,000 streams on Spotify.

16.06.18 Empathy Test performs at Subkultfestivalen in Sweden.

19.06.18 Losing Touch appears in Season 1, Episode 9 of Netflix show Luis Miguel: La Serie and is streamed 14K times on Spotify in 24 hours.

29.07.18 Empathy Test performs in Canada for the first time, at Terminus Festival, Calgary.

07.09.18 Empathy Test hits 53.8K monthly listeners on Spotify.

13.08.18 Losing Touch hits 1 million Spotify streams, the first Empathy Test track to do so.

14.09.18 Holy Rivers UK tour kicks off at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester.

27.10.18 Empathy Test performs in Warsaw, Poland for the first time, with And One, She Past Away, and Agent Side Grinder

31.10.18 Holy Rivers / Incubation Song (EP) released. Streams exclusively on XS Noize.

31.10.18 The headline Holy Rivers tour of Germany begins with ADAL as main support.

08.11.18 Holy Rivers | Incubation Song hits #3 on the Bandcamp Synth Pop chart.

12.11.18 The 500 limited edition Bare My Soul Digipak CDs sell out.

14.11.18 Empathy Test announces UK tour with VNV Nation in January 2019.

16.11.18 Spindle Magazine for includes Holy Rivers in their tracks of the week.

20.11.18 Fresh on the Net includes Incubation Song in their Fresh Faves.

26.11.18 Empathy Test support Man Without Country at The Old Blue Last in London.

30.11.18 Boy George tweets a link to Safe From Harm on YouTube, calls it "a musical orgasm".

01.12.18 Empathy Test announces first US tour with Aesthetic Perfection in 2019.

07.12.18 Spotify announces Empathy Test had 2 million Spotify streams in 2018. 217,000 listeners streamed 171,000 hours of Empathy Test in 65 different countries.



09.01.19 Empathy Test performs live on Pirate Studios' YouTube channel.

20.01.19 Empathy Test hits 10,000 followers on Spotify.

28.01.19 UK support tour with VNV Nation kicks off in Cardiff.

07.02.19 German support tour with Covenant kicks off in Berlin.

03.05.19 Empathy Test performs in Barcelona for the first time. Supports VNV Nation at Sala Apolo.

04.05.19 Empathy Test performs in Madrid for the first time. Supports VNV Nation at Sala Mon.

23.05.19 Empty Handed premieres on XS Noize.

03.06.19 Fresh on the Net feature Empty Handed in their Fresh Faves.

10.06.19 Empathy Test performs at Wave Goth Treffen for a second time. The 2,000 capacity venue is full and some fans can't get into the venue.

11.06.19 Boy George tweets that he loves Empathy Test's Losing Touch.

20.06.19 Empty Handed releases on on all digital platforms. The New Blood co -headline UK tour with Actors begins in Newcastle.

22.06.19 Empty Handed hits #1 on the Synth Pop chart on Bandcamp.

28.06.19 Keys player Samuel Winter-Quick quits mid-tour, after 2 years in the band. 

07.07.19 All 500 Everything Will Work Out and all 500 Holy Rivers CDs sell out.

18.07.19 Boy George posts a video on Twitter of himself listening to Losing Touch.

28.07.19 The Empathy Test Facebook fan club hits 1,000 members.

29.07.19 Empathy Test secures its first Internationally Recognised Artist visa for USA.

10.08.19 Empathy Test performs at M'era Luna Festival in Germany.

12.08.19 Empathy Test crowdfunds their first music video shoot in 24 hours. 

15.08.19 Empathy Test performs at W-Fest in Belgium with Echo & The Bunnymen.

03.09.19 Isaac and Chrisy fly to America for the Aesthetic Perfection Into the Black tour.

07.09.19 Empathy Test's first ever show in the USA at Casbah in San Diego. First date of the Aesthetic Perfection Into the Black tour, with Angel Metro on keyboards.

30.09.19 Empathy Test plays NYC for the first time. Adam flies out to New York to witness it.

20.10.19 Empathy Test performs in LA on the final date of the US tour with Aesthetic Perfection.

25.10.19 Empathy Test performs in in Braunschweig, Germany, with Oliver Marson on keys.

31.10.19 Empathy Test headlines Bahnhof Pauli in Hamburg with special guests, SONO. The band writes Monsters in the sound check.

16.11.19 Empathy Test headlines the main room at O2 Academy Islington.

28.11.19 Bare My Soul hits half a million streams on Spotify.

05.12.19 Spotify announces Empathy test had 2.7m streams in 2019. 225.2K listeners listened to 168,100 hours of Empathy Test in 78 countries.

07.12.19 Empathy Test performs at Electrixmas in Malmö, Sweden.

09.12.19 Strangeways Radio include Empty Handed in their top tracks of 2019.

15.12.19 Empathy Test headline charity event A Not So Silent Night in Keighley, W. Yorkshire

18.12.19 The remastered version of Losing Touch hits 1 million streams on Spotify.



05.01.20 Empathy Test headlines Owls 'n' Bats Festival in Germany.

15.02.20 Empathy Test performs at E-Only Festival in Germany.

01.04.20 Empathy Test's  album crowd funder for Monsters begins, hitting the target of £4K in 20 minutes.

06.04.20 Empathy Test performs in Stockholm, Sweden, for the first time.

14.04.20 The Indiegogo album crowd funder is 400% funded after two weeks.

20.04.20 The first vinyl pressing of Monsters (the album) sells out a month before  release.

22.04.20 Monsters (Radio Edit) premieres on PopMatters.

24.04.20 Monsters (Radio Edit) released.

26.04.20 Monsters (Radio Edit) hits Spotify 10,00 streams in just two days.

29.04.20 Strangeways Radio includes Monsters (Radio Edit) in their top 20 songs of April, alongside the likes of Trevor SomethingThe Strokes and Chromatics.

07.05.20 The Monsters music video, directed by Calum Macdiarmid, premieres on Earmilk.

08.05.20 The Monsters music video, is released. It is already nominated for a Berlin Music Video Award.

09.05.20 Empathy Test's Monsters album crowdfunder on Indiegogo raises £26,686 in just two months, ending 667.15% funded.

20.05.20 PopMatters publishes an interview with Isaac, Brits in Hot Weather.

21.05.20 The Monsters music video hits 10,000 views on YouTube.

22.05.20 The band's third studio album, Monsters, is released.

27.07.20 publish a 8.5/10 review of Monsters (the album)

28.05.20 Monsters (the track) is played on Radio BAYERN 3, the biggest radio station in Bavaria, Germany.

30.05.20 Monsters (the album) has 81.3K streams in its first week.

01.06.20 Synthpop Fanatic puts Love Moves at number one in their 10 best synthpop songs of May 2020.

01.06.20 Monsters (the track) voted #1 on Arftefaktor Radio's "Best 50 tracks of the year so far...". Love Moves is #6 and fear of Disappearing #20.

19.06.20 After a month, Monsters has been purchased 1,333 times as a digital download, 558 times on CD and 555 times on vinyl.
On Spotify, Monsters has been streamed 113,000 times, we've gained 555 new followers and 5,564 more monthly listeners.
21.06.20 Side-Line Magazine gives Monsters an 8/10 review

25.06.20 Born Losers Records in Philadelphia become Empathy Test's merchandise fulfilment partner in the USA.

30.06.20 Monsters is product of the week on Germany's mail order CD website, Poponaut.

10.07.20 Empathy Test's Monsters Tour of Germany is postponed due to Covid-19.

18.07.20 Monsters hits #3 on Poponaut's CD chart, with Losing Touch Expanded at #5 and Safe From Harm Expanded at #7.

27.07.20 Magnetic Magazine include Empty Handed in their Best Synth Tracks of June 2020

30.07.20 Isaac interviewed by Germany's Side-Line Magazine, predicts Brexit and Covid will "cripple the UK music scene".

30.07.20 Monsters is the #1 selling CD on Poponaut. Losing Touch Expanded is #4 and Safe From Harm Expanded is #8.

07.08.20 Monsters is still the number one selling CD on Poponaut.

28.08.20 Empathy Test embark on a five-date socially distanced tour of Germany and Switzerland.

29.08.20 A pre-recorded acoustic performance featuring Isaac and Oliver on acoustic guitars streams as part of Stay Infest, an online version of the regular Infest Festival in Bradford, UK.

05.09.20 Empathy Test performs at NCN Festival in Germany for the second time.

04.10.20 Monsters (Radio Edit) hits 100,000 streams on Spotify.

21.10.20 Empathy Test hits 20,000 followers on Spotify.

02.12.20 Spotify Unwrapped reveals Empathy Test had 3.2m streams in 2020. 250K listeners heard 194.2K hours of Empathy Test in 92 countries.

26.12.20 Monsters lands at #13 on The Periodic Table of Synthpop's albums of the year.

27.12.20 Monsters is the 3rd highest selling CD of the year on Poponaut.

31.12.20 Communion After Dark stream a unique pre-recorded Empathy Test video performance recorded in three different locations and spliced together.


10.01.21 includes Monsters in their Best Records of 2020.

30.01.21 Electrozombies includes Monsters in their best synth-pop music videos of 2020 along with  Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode

05.03.21 Expanded version of Monsters is released digitally for Bandcamp Friday, features exclusive unreleased remixes of Love Moves by KANGA and SONO. CD goes on preorder.

07.03.21 Midge Ure (Ultravox, Visage, Thin Lizzy) namecheck Empathy Test in his livestream.

02.04.21 Empathy Test livestreams from Camden Underworld. The performance is watched by 283 people.

09.07.21 Monsters (the track) reaches 1/4 of a million streams on Spotify.

28.07.21 Demons hits 1 million streams on Spotify.

15.08.21 Isaac performs a live acoustic set as support for Peter Heppner in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

28.08.21 Empathy Test give their first live performance in a year, at Prague Gothic Treffen.

04/05.09.21 Empathy Test headlines an open air show in Hannover, Germany, and in a circus tent in Gelsenkirchen the next night, when the headliner DE/VISION is unable to perform for health reasons. David Leisser joins on drums and Philip Frech as sound engineer.

08.09.21 Bare My Soul becomes Empathy test's third track to hit 1 million streams on Spotify.

18.09.21 Empathy Test gets an official blue tick on Facebook, after seven years.

24.09.21 Empathy Test gets an encore at F.A.M.E. tonight in Toruñ, Poland, despite being 3rd billing, below Kraftwerk and Covenant from Sweden.

27.09.21 Empathy Test hit 79,465 monthly listeners on Spotify, the highest it's ever been.

16.10.21 Empathy Test headlines a show at The Garage in London. The show is promoted by Cross Town Concerts.

30.10.21 Empathy Test performs at Plage Noire in Germany for a second time. They fill the venue, fans are forced to watch on screens outside.

31.10.21 Empathy Test performs at Sinner's Day in Belgium on same day as Gary Numan.

05.11.21 Isaac's collaboration with Aesthetic Perfection, Save Myself, is released digitally.

19/20.11.21 Isaac performs solo and acoustically in Oberhausen and Dresden.

01.12.21 Spotify Unwrapped reveals Empathy test had 3.5M streams in 2020. 313.7K people listened to 213K hours of Empathy Test in 134 different countries. and 1,000 fans listened to them more than any other artist.

11.12.21 Empathy Test performs at Der Schwarze Ball in Zurich with Diorama.

23.12.21 The Monsters Tour of Germany is postponed for a third time due to Covid-19.

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