Platon Karataev, named after a Leo Tolstoy character, was formed in 2016. The Budapest-based band released Orange Nights EP in October 2016.
Their first single, 'Elevator' received huge attention and ranked high on Spotify’s German viral playlist and also on the UK viral playlist. 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 4 million times on Spotify, mostly from Germany, the UK, and the USA. Since 2018 the band had three Europe tours, played at Reeperbahn, Liverpool Sound City, Zandari Festa in Seoul, Sziget Festival, and Waves Vienna. Last year Platon Karataev was selected as an INES#talent 2019. Within this programme, 100 emerging bands - selected from 3000 applicants - where chosen to perform at various European showcase festivals. The band is releasing their second album, Atoms this June and will be touring it in Europe.