Photography by Mathias Adam

Photography by Mathias Adam

 

ENGLISH・日本語

 
Cream with a K is the girl with whom a lot of us can relate to. Growing up awkward and in need of true self expression minus the bullshit, this alternative pop budding icon is now set to take over the music world.
— INDIE MAG
Fuzzy guitars paired with sticky sweet synths and Tatlock’s signature etherial vocals, her latest solo effort is equal parts Smashing Pumpkins, and St. Vincent – a refreshing burst of pop with integrity that pays homage to her favorite era.
— C-HEADS MAGAZINE
The eclectic grunge of her solo project effectively blends her London roots with her Tokyo experience, showing as much lived experience as artsy aesthetic.
— L’Officiel

Introduction

 

 

Cream with a K (A.K.A Lee Tatlock) is a British - Tokyo Based musician, visual artist and model. 

Having spent the past 9 years in Tokyo, mentored in J-Pop throughout her teens with famous Japanese producers such as Takeshi Kobayshi and Hyadain, she is predominately know for previously fronting the Commercial Japanese Pop Group NEKO PUNCH (Universal Japan / ASOBI SYSTEM).

Bilingual in Japanese and English, in Tokyo she is also recognisable media figure and was the TV host of the Japanese Rock music TV Show, NHK’s “Nippon Rocks” Series. She is seen as a link between the UK and Tokyo music scenes. 

After 3 iTunes Top-Ten 10 singles and winning the EMI REVOLUTION ROCK Award, having achieved success in Japan, it was only after a chance meeting in Tokyo with one of her biggest inspirations, BECK, she decided it was time to reconnect with the West and make music that was better aligned to her new ideas and vision.

"Cream with a K" is an entirely self-written, recorded and produced pop-project thats draws on influences from 90s Grunge Rock and Refined Art Pop. She also turns her hand to fashion styling, Creative direction, Music Video direction and editing.

She pre-released her Self Titled LP "Cream with a K" directly to CD at Tower Records and other stores in Japan July 4th 2018. Within 3 days the CD sold out domestically on Amazon Japan.

Cream with a K made her first digital international release with the ethereal, grunge, pop song “Terrible Voices” on August 10th 2018, followed by woozy alt track “5:35” Oct 26th. The latest single “Stuck in the House” was released Jan 16th 2019 with great applause from press in the west.

Live in Tokyo - Novemeber 2018 at Shinsekai Roppongi

Live in Tokyo - Novemeber 2018 at Shinsekai Roppongi

Notable Festival and Live Performances:

  • EMI ROCKS Sendai Arena

  • Sunset Festival Fukuoka

  • Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival Tokyo

  • Harajuku Kawaii Festival Tokyo

  • NEKO FES Osaka

  • MINAMI WHEEL Osaka

  • ASOPUNCH Osaka

  • NYLON NIGHT Tokyo

  • VOGUE'S TOKYO FASHION NIGHT OUT

  • British Embassy Tokyo Christmas Party Guest Act

  • JEEP Renegade Release Party Guest Live

  • Via Bus Stop Fashion Event Guest Live

  • Art Aquarium Night Live Act

  • Zepp Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan

  • Sofar London

Other Notable Works includes:

  • Grand Prize Winner of EMI REVOLUTION ROCK Award.

  • 3 Top 10 iTunes Chart Singles with Former Group NEKO PUNCH.

  • NHK “Nippon Rocks” Japanese Music TV Show – Show Presenter (In Japanese)

  • Regular appearance on Tokyo Radio Chat shows (J-Wave, FM 802, InterFm and many more)

  • Music Video Project Co-ordinator, including styling and creative direction

  • Fashion, Tokyo “IT” girl for brands including; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, M Missoni, Paul Smith, CANDY TOKYO and Regal Shoes. Appearance in various fashion/music/culture magazines such as Good Rocks, Barfout, Nylon, Vogue Girl, WWD and Cosmopolitan.

  • Art Aquarium TV Show Presenter (In Japanese)

  • Model for Yoji Yamamoto, Marc Jacobs, Lowe in Tokyo shot by Leslie Kee.

 

Clothing by Daisuke Tanaka, Photography by Shota Ashino, Hair and Makeup by KATO

Clothing by Daisuke Tanaka, Photography by Shota Ashino, Hair and Makeup by KATO

“Cream With A K mixes fuzzy 90s-toned indie rock with her deceptively sweet vocal and packs quite a punch”
— Born Music
Merging fuzz toned sonic influences from her native London with that of her adopted home of Tokyo, her pitched pop vocal and penchant for 90s indie rock make for perfectly balanced treat
— Line of Best Fit
 

LISTEN TO MUSIC

 

 
 
 
 
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A fresh sound backboned by a reverberating, almost claustrophobic rhythm, and infiltrated with Tatlock’s saccharine, ethereal vocals – with her latest record “Stuck In The House” showcasing her lyrical prowess in this testimony to her testing time in Tokyo.
— Wonderland Magazine
 

 

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