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?

There are always a few details you want to change, but sometimes you just have to end that endless mixing process. I am really pleased and proud of my album.

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

Silje Halstensen is the girl singing all over my album. Her band is called Bendik. I think her album is coming out in 2012. I wouldn't be surprised if she makes it to this list next year. She's amazing.

What's your favourite album of 2011?

To The Treetops! by Team Me.

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

I just did a concert in a sold out Jakob Culture Church, Oslo, with sign language interpreters (!). That was probably the biggest highlight to me this year. And this June we arranged a festival on a Greek temple by the sea in Oslo. That was a lot of fun too.

What are your plans for 2012?

Our plan for 2012 is to release the album in Europe and tour around as much as we can afford. We're going on tour all of January in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Netherlands. Can't wait! Hopefully we'll make it to the UK as well. I will also try to make a lot of new good music.