"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.
In 2016 I released my album 'Protagonist'. The album features synth and electric guitar-driven alt-pop songs as well as acoustic songs with stark production.
In 2020 I released singles ‘Freehand’, a song about writing, and 'The Wonders and the Terrors', a song about rolling news and social media. My new song 'Be There' was released July 2022.