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.

Looking back on the album, how do you feel about it? Is there anything you'd change about it?

We are all still so proud of this album. We've been a band for about 3 years now but found it very hard to find the time to really sit down, get X amount of songs written for a record and actually record them. Earlier in 2010 we realised that we had the 8 songs we wanted for it but only about a week to record it, so we just had to knuckle down and get on with it. With any record, there are always bits you would change, but I'm talking about not having any time to get all the percussion down or wishing we had mixed a middle 8 slightly differently. As far as the songs, and the over all vibe of the record is concerned, there's nothing we would change. Very proud.

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

We recorded the record above a mid-life crisis nightclub in Barnsley with Jason Sanderson who recorded the first Rolo Tomassi record and other great albums. We got there on the Friday to start on the Saturday. We were playing through the album and we realised that we didnt have anything to join "Bob Mundon" and "Tenbytwobyfour" so we wrote the track "Bespoke" in the studio on the friday night before recording it on the Saturday. Last minute, we decided we wanted a real thrashy punk song in there so we churned it out in about 30 minutes and recorded it the next afternoon. It turned out really well considering how last minute it was!

What's your favourite album of 2011?

For me it's A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club. I was a fan of the first record, but when they came out with Flaws I was blown away. Jack Steadman's melodies are haunting which is what I like about them so much. A Different Kind of Fix was a complete departure from Flaws which was brave but a risk that I am very glad they took.

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

We toured the UK a couple times this year, once before the album and once after it had come out. To see venues filling up and people recognising the songs was nuts for us after playing live for so long without a release. Both London shows have been highlights for us, and finally getting abroad too.

What are your plans for 2012?

We're releasing a 12" in February with a new song, a re-recording of an old song called 'MFBT' and a version of an album track with vocals on by Elly Jackson of La Roux. We're doing a week in UK and Europe around the date of release, and then we'll continue writing album 2 whilst doing festivals in the summer.