Platon Karataev

Platon Karataev consists of Gergely Balla, Sebestyén Czakó-Kuraly, Soma Bradák and László Sallai.

The band, which is named after a Leo Tolstoy character, was formed in 2016. With their music, the Hungarian indie quartet ponders the core of existence, seeking answers through paradoxes, contemplating the answers to questions by observing elements on an atomic level or viewing them from an astronomical perspective.

After the instant success of For Her (2017), the band moved away from their acoustic sound to a broader one, with the cathartic Atoms (2020) features heavier instrumentation.

The upcoming new album (Nov 2021) will continue diving into the collective subconscious and will be followed by the band’s first European tour.

In the past four years, Platon Karataev have not only gained attention on a local level but have been recognised internationally, too, with more than 5 million streams on Spotify, mostly from the USA, UK, and Germany.

As well as three tours in Germany, the band have already performed at major festivals like Sziget, Reeperbahn, Zandari Festa Seoul, Moscow Music Week, and Liverpool Sound City. 

Platon Karataev will perform as part of the HOTS showcase:
20:45 – 21:45
Thursday 4 March 2021