Platon Karataev, named after a Leo Tolstoy character, was formed in 2016.
With their music, the Hungarian indie quartet wanders around the core of existence, seeking answers through paradoxes, contemplating on questions by observing elements on an atomic level or viewing them from an astronomical perspective.
After For Her’s (2017) instant success the band gradually moved away from their acoustic sound to a more broader one. Atoms (2020), with a heavier instrumentation, focuses on speaking about the most universal but on the most personal level with catharsis being a key element of the album. The upcoming new record (Nov 2021) will continue diving into the collective subconscious and will be followed by the band’s first Europe tour.
In the past four years Platon Karataev not only gained attention on a local level but was recognized internationally, too with more than 5 million streams on Spotify mostly from the USA, the UK, and Germany. Besides three different German tours the band already performed at major festivals like Sziget, Reeperbahn, Zandari Festa Seoul, Moscow Music Week, and Liverpool Sound City.
'Atoms' is out from June 5 on all streaming platforms