My name is Lachy and I am based in Melbourne, Australia. I started this blog in October of 2009, and since then it has exceeded my wildest expectations.

I am a huge fan of good music. In fact my life virtually revolves around it, from listening to my iPod nearly 24/7 to getting out to gigs and festivals with mates whenever possible (and much to the detriment of my bank account). I started this blog as a way of organising my own thoughts on music, as well as a means to share what I see as ‘real music’ with anyone that will listen.

The name ‘And Pluck Your Strings’ is taken directly from the lyrics of Blood by The Middle East, which was a song that I simply could not stop listening to when I created this blog (and this obsession has continued to this very day).

I am currently studying journalism at University, and I am very interested in any and all opportunities to write about music, whether it be in publications or as a guest blogger, or anywhere in between. So if you like what you see on this blog and know of any chances for me to extend my writing please feel free to email me at andpluckyourstrings@gmail.com

Peace, and continue enjoying music.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Hey Lachy,

    My name is Tristan Clopet and I’m a singer-songwriter based in Miami. I’ve have 3 EPs and am gaining a bit of traction worldwide–57 countries thus far.

    The reason I am getting in touch is because I noticed you gave a review of Vampire Weekend–that’s one of my favorite albums of the year!

    I recently started doing a series where I cover some of my favorite songs called “Living Room Series”. Last month I did a cover of “Cousins” that I think you’d appreciate. Let me know what you think of it–the good the bad, and the ugly.

    I also wanted to inform you that I just released a new EP out called “Purple” last month–I think that you and your readers would like it. It has a bit of Jeff Buckley influences mixed with a little funk.

    I know we are in a recession and I am offering it to listeners for whatever price they would like to pay on my homepage (even a penny). I know time is scarce, but if you could give Purple a listen and review, I’d love to read it. Even if negative, I really respect your taste and knowledge and music, and would be interested to hear what you think.

    If you’d like a physical copy of the cd or a t-shirt, shoot me a size and a mailing address and I’ll be sure to get one out to you.

    A few links to check out:

    Homepage: http://www.tristanclopet.com

    Download “Purple” here: http://tristanclopet.com/download (Feel free to distribute this to your readers if you’d like–this is the page you are redirected to when you pay via Paypal)

    MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/tristanthemusic

    YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SussexRecordings

    Best Regards,

  2. you’ve got good taste.. I seem to have the same problem with blood also haha. Good luck

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