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?

Happy. Another sax solo.

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

'Horses Jumping' is for my sister.

What's your favourite album of 2011?

The years not out yet. Hopefully the new Franscois and The Atlas Mountains album E Volo Love will be out. If not, I’d say Diamond Mine by King Creosote and Bob Hoskins.

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

I rescued Aiden Moffat from Glasgow’s football zombies. They tore his vest. The girls screamed. I fought off an army of 100 strong. It was nothing really.

What are your plans for 2012?

Learn to build something like a desk. Travel with the band. Find out about Japanese food. Make a new album.