“…a fresh sound backboned by a reverberating, almost claustrophobic rhythm, and infiltrated with Tatlock’s saccharine, ethereal vocals” – Wonderland Magazine
“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
“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” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Cream With A Kmixes fuzzy 90s-toned indie rock with her deceptively sweet vocal and packs quite a punch” – Born Music
Tokyo via London grunge-pop chanteuse Cream with a K (a.k.a. Lee Tatlock) is back with her latest solo effort ‘Stuck In The House‘. Premiering via Wonderland Magazine, the single tackles Tatlock’s experiences with agoraphobia and her brushes with mental illness.
“The thought of leaving the house would give me anxiety to the point that it would physically make me sick to my stomach. If I could, I would try to avoid leaving the house altogether”, states Tatlock when discussing the meaning behind the track. “I think everyone has a brush with mental illness at some point…but you’ve got to know, the only cure is mindful and decided change. It’s hard and vey scary but definitely worth it. In a way, I feel this song is a funny little caricature and reminder of a quite morbid and real issue in modern society.”
A musician, visual artist and former model, Cream with a K is most well known for her former involvement as the singer in the Japanese Pop band NEKO PUNCH (Universal Music Japan). Having cut her teeth in the entertainment industry in Tokyo, she decided it was time to reconnect with the West through Cream with a K in early 2016, her first fully English project since her start in music. Pulling her influences from her hometown of London, her adopted hometown of Tokyo and pairing them alongside fuzzy grunge tones and etherial pop vocals makes her first solo effort a surefire head turner.
Working alongside many noteworthy Japanese producers such as Takeshi Kobayashi, Hydain and Shingo Yasumoto and bilingual in Japanese and English, she also turned her hand to song and lyric writing for other Japanese and Korean artists. In Tokyo, seen as a cultural figure who links the UK and Tokyo Music scenes, she was the TV host of the Japanese Rock music TV Show NHK’s “Nippon Rocks” series.
Cream with a K will be performing material from their forthcoming self-titled album for the first time live in London on January 16th. For tickets and more information, go to www.creamwithak.com
Her debut self-titled album is out now in Japan exclusively at Tower Records and will see a worldwide release in spring 2019.