Wednesday, 1 October 2014

New track ahead of EP from Empathy Test

ELECTRO duo Empathy Test have released the single Throwing Stones, the title track from their forthcoming EP.

The Kent pair have been waiting to release the EP since signing with Stars & Letters Records back in May. 

Isaac and Adam from the band told RealSoundsOK how the label took just an hour to snap them up after hearing new tracks Stars and Letters.

They added: "Mark Roberts from the label loved every track, but there was no question in his mind that Throwing Stones would be the title and lead single. It's got this slow burning euphoria about it that gets under your skin. If we were to compare it to a track off our first EP, it'd have to be Kirrilee. It's got the same dream-like quality to it, but we've slowed the pace down a notch to really bring the emotional intensity up to full throttle.

"Some people might feel it doesn't quite have the same dynamism of say Losing Touch, but it's a completely different kind of track - call it a slow burner if you will, but it has this immediate and intoxicating effect that gets under you skin and grows the more you listen to it. If Losing Touch was the sound of winter, this is definitely the sound of summer - or maybe autumn...

"Lyrically, it's a classic, maybe even vaguely cliche tale of a relationship that's ended but every time you go on a night out you end up standing outside their house throwing stones at their window to wake them up. That seems to work well with the emotional intensity of the track and a kind of '80s teenage naivety - I guess that's why Deadly Music! said it should be on the soundtrack for a remake of The Breakfast Club!

"The track premiered on Clash, which we are hugely proud of. It's been quite a year for us, and there's still so much left to come, including the next single Here Is The Place, in a couple of week's time!"

You can pre-order the EP on Empathy Test's Bandcamp page now, and get an immediate download of Throwing Stones.

For more on the band visit or check out the Q&A Isaac did with RealSoundsOK back in March by clicking here.

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