Campus.ie is giving away a pair of tickets to see Bipolar Empire this Saturday night at Whelan's, just answer the question above correctly to be in with a chance to win!
While at the OXEGEN music festival, Ireland in 2007, friends Shane, Joe and Callum decided they wanted to BE on stage – not in front of it and thus Bipolar Empire was born! They approached Mark Maguire, a talented guitarist, songwriter and longtime friend – and Bipolar Empire became a quartet.
Their folk-infused rock’n’ roll sound and tight stage performances swiftly began to win fans – and as the live shows developed so did their fanbase. Last year, the band were fortunate enough to win a Hot Press competition to find an unsigned band to play the 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square alongside Kila , John Spillane & The Coronas. The boys wowed the massive London crowd – with the prestigious slot winning them lots of UK fans! They then went on to perform at Oxegen, a dream come true, playing to a packed out 2FM Hot Press Academy Stage. Driven by the momentum of a fantastic summer, the band finished recording their debut album, co-produced by legendary Pat McCarthy (REM, Madonna, U2, Counting Crows) and Lance Hogan (music producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with some of the industry's top names: U2, Sinead O'Connor, Kíla, Dead Can Dance, Horslips,The Dubliners)
The first single to be taken from their debut album ‘Feel That You Own It’ was the outrageously catchy track ‘Tempomanic’. It was released in October 2010 and was quickly chosen to be the soundtrack to RTE 2FM’s TV and radio campaign.