In celebration of our 'Albums of the Year' list we decided to get in contact with all the artists on our top 30 for a short Q&A. We sent them all the same five questions, from what their favourite album of the year is, to what they'd change about their album.

Every day during the voting period we'll post a couple of these interviews so that you can get to know the artists a bit better.

Remember, you can vote on your favourite album of the year here.

How do you feel looking back on the album? Is there anything you'd change about it?

Not really, I’m really proud of what I made. If anything I’d add more songs that were left off the album, but overall it turned out really strong.

Tell us something about the album, or the recording of the album, that isn't common knowledge!

Well I recorded a lot of it in California, where there was a lot of beautiful coast lines. It was so secluded; I recorded most of the music on my own there. It was weird going back into the studio with producers to re-record what I’d already done, because I prefer to be by myself.

What's your favourite album of 2011?

Balam Acab’s debut album Wander/Wonder, he’s signed to a record label called Tri Angle. I listen to it a lot whilst travelling, it has such amazing electronic music with pitched vocals, and it sets such a landscape. I think I came across him just reading a small blog about his EP See Birds.

What's the best thing you've done this year, besides releasing the album?

I guess just slowly building my career. Not about building up my bank balance or anything, just by making more and more music that can be heard.

What are your plans for 2012?

More touring for the first half of the year. We’re heading off in January to do the Laneways festival in Australia, and then we’ll be heading to the U.K later on. But then after that I’ll be heading home to write some more music. I’m always excited to see new places on tour, but I never really write any new music on the road, I just work on remixes.