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ABOUT

"Kar Stanton has a distinctive style, by turns haunting and soothing, memorable and challenging"

- Paul Canon Harris, Poet & Broadcaster

"A lovely minimal listen - at times vocally reminiscent of a young Suzanne Vega - New Year & In The Darkness are instant faves…"

- Conrad Barr, Solid Air, Moonbeams, Chaplins & Cellar Bar

Hi, my name’s Kar and I sing honest songs for fragile people.

 

Through unguarded lyrics and delicate Scottish vocals, my aim is to bring you hope and comfort amid the challenges and vulnerabilities of life.  I play lots of instruments but my favourite is the acoustic guitar.  I am happiest when sat in a quiet room, at a clear desk, writing lyrics.  

 

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 is completing my album 'Protagonist'. The album features synth and electric guitar-driven alt-pop songs as well as acoustic songs with stark production. 

 

I’m now settled in Manchester in the north of England, and in 2020 released singles ‘Freehand’, a song about writing, and 'The Wonders and the Terrors', a song about rolling news and social media.