CREAM with a K


Name, where are you from?
Lee Tatlock, Tokyo Japan.

Describe your style in three words?

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I saw Beck play at Fuji Rock which was awesome enough but then I got to meet him after. It's a hard one to top.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Pixies and Sonic Youth.
If I had never heard these two bands my music wouldn’t be what it is now.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
Through my teen years - I was surrounded in Tokyo pop culture.
The Y2K J-POP / J-ROCK music scene was cool and very influential for me. It was a melting pot. Gal fashion, Visual Kei, Harajuku was going strongest then. That kind of subculture is not around anymore, in a real sense, so I’m very grateful I was there to experience it. I think it’s integrated into my style and individuality.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Bruce Lee popped into my mind just now. I’m doing Wing Chun so I started watching his old movies and reading his books. I feel like we could be friends for sure.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
Budokan in Japan. I haven’t played there yet, but it’s top on my future goals.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Shivaree. Why does nobody know her?!

A musician, visual artist and former model, Cream with a K (Lee Tatlock) is best known for her former involvement as the singer in the Japanese Pop band Neko Punch. Her first fully English project, Cream with a K combines influences from Lee's hometown of London and her adopted hometown of Tokyo. 

Catch Cream with a K live in the UK on 4th February in London at The Social.

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