Platon Karataev (HU)

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 new record, Partért kiáltó (2022), continues diving into the collective subconscious and was followed by the band’s first Europe tour. The album was chosen Album of the Year by the Hungarian critics. 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, Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, Zandari Festa Seoul, Moscow Music Week, and Liverpool Sound City.

The performance will be part of the Hungarian programme at the United Islands of Prague festival, supported by the Liszt Institute - Hungarian Cultural Centre Prague and the Petőfi Cultural Agency with the supporting system HOTS (Hungarian Oncoming Tunes).

When and where?

6.5.2023 17:15 - 18:00
Radio 1 Stage (Střelecký ostrov)