Platon Karataev, named after a Leo Tolstoy character, was formed in 2016. The Budapestbased band released Orange Nights EP in October 2016. Their frst single, ‘Elevator’ received huge attention, it was ranked no. 4 on Spotify’s German viral top50 playlist and it was among the tracks in the UK viral playlist, too. In 2017 their debut LP, For Her was released in three parts. The album not only received positive feedback from local critics but also brought along
new international followers, which resulted in Platon Karataev becoming one of the most streamed Hungarian artists. In less than a year, For Her was streamed more than 3 million times on Spotify, mostly from Germany, the UK, and the USA. The band was recently selected as an INES#talent 2019. Within this programme, out of 3000 applicants, 100 emerging bands where chosen to perform at various European showcase festivals. Platon Karataev recently played at Reeperbahn Festival, Waves Vienna, Zandari Festa, Liverpool Sound City and and they will also be playing at all major Hungarian festivals this summer. The band is currently working on their second album, which will be released in April 2020 and will be followed by an album release Europe tour.