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?

Well it's just come out so I don't really need to look back on it, it's right here on my desk, I love it and no, I wouldn't change a thing.

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

It was recorded during the Arab Spring.

What's your favourite album of 2011?

This one we're discussing now.

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

I think our trip to Japan was a highlight! Adding Darren and Evan Weiss to our line-up too.

What are your plans for 2012?

Tour, tour, tour, tour, record and try to have a little fun in-between.