Sydney Kaster

Music Journalist & Editorial Assistant

United Kingdom

Hey there!
I write music and gig reviews for The Scene and When The Horn Blows (WTHB). I recently started a new position as a voluntary music journalist at IAMUR | Undiscovered Records.

I also conduct and write interviews for Disgraceful Magazine (CIC), a non-profit feminist magazine.

Have a look at my portfolio below.


IAMUR | Undiscovered Records

IAMUR | Undiscovered Records
Single Review: Voodoo Club - "Theme of Voodoo Club"

Hailing from Japan, Voodoo Club are a rock group whose sound can be described as trash garage mixed with traditional rock ‘n’ roll. The band comprises 20-something university students Gen Kugiya on vocals, Rize Matsushima on guitar, Hinako ‘Rosie’ Kido on bass, and Ippo Suzuki on drums. Their single, “Theme of Voodoo Club,” released 3rd November, has already made waves within weeks of its release, ascending to number 8 on Oricon Rock’s Singles Weekly Ranking – widely regarded as the...

When The Horn Blows

When The Horn Blows
Single Review: slowshift - "HurtS"

Scandinavian group slowshift are set to release their new single, "HurtS," an atmospheric masterpiece, on 8th December via Amuse.

When The Horn Blows
Single Review: Chelsea Wolfe - "Tunnel Lights"

On 29th November, Chelsea Wolfe's single about healing, "Tunnel Lights," from her new album, She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She, came out via Loma Vista Recordings.

The Scene

The Scene - Music, Radio, Zine
Gig Review: Brian Eno & Baltic Sea Philharmonic, Southbank Centre

London's Southbank Centre had some very special guests on Monday, 30th October: Brian Eno with conductor Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic orchestra, and guitarist Leo Abrahams and actor Peter Serafinowicz.

The Scene - Music, Radio, Zine
Gig Review: Toyah & Robert's Sunday Lunch, Liverpool Philharmonic

On 16 October, Toyah Wilcox , Robert Fripp , and their fabulous six-piece band enlightened the Liverpool Philharmonic with hilarious comedy bits, personal stories, and, last but not least, music that lit up the whole hall. Inspired by their YouTube series Sunday Lunch, which started in 2020's infa

Disgraceful Magazine

Disgraceful Magazine
Running fussy vintage in modern times - Issue 12

Meet the woman behind Fussy Vintage, a secondhand vintage clothing shop based in Barry, UK. From being a businesswoman to a fashionista, Yvette Clark is a woman of many hats and has a lot to share with Disgraceful in this personal interview.

Disgraceful Magazine
An interview with Carys Maloney - Issue 11

Carys Maloney, twenty-one, studies Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, a prestigious college in London, England. She is an accomplished poet and has self-published two books, Dusk Before Dawn and Letters from the Barrier, both works sharing themes of subjectivity and spirituality. In her spare time, she works as a waitress, dabbles in painting, and travels abroad.