I grew up in a musical household in Dundee, Scotland. I played in orchestras, brass bands and ensembles of seemingly-random combinations of instruments.
I was a member of critically-acclaimed indie miserablists The Scottish Enlightenment, playing bass and cornet. Highlights included supporting Idlewild; appearing in the Eyes video on MTV2 and VH1; and providing backing vocals for the celebrated St Thomas album.
My proudest moment was completing my album 'Protagonist', featuring synth and electric guitar-driven alt-pop songs as well as acoustic songs with stark production.
Now settled in Manchester, I released two singles in 2020: ‘Freehand’, about writing, and 'The Wonders and the Terrors', about rolling news and social media.
“…what I’m saying is, have a listen to my friend Kar Stanton’s new album, Protagonist. It’s beautiful. Eyes closed, we shall overcome, step away from the keyboard, real life, labour of love, start to finish beautiful. If you like that sort of thing.” - Craig Rennie, Musician & Journalist
“...by turns haunting and soothing, memorable and challenging.” - Paul Canon Harris, Poet & Broadcaster