12 Apostles
12 Apostles releases are stocked at the following top class record stores:- Rough Trade (London/UK), Norman Records (Leeds/UK), Reefer Records (Sydney/Australia), Halcyon Records (Brooklyn/USA), Arts Collective (Brooklyn/USA) & Rebel Rebel (Manhattan/USA)

12 Apostles releases are distributed by Illegal (Chicago/USA), Cargo International (London/UK) & Juno (London/UK)

We thank them all for their support. In addition all releases currently available can be ordered direct from us using the links below.

Artist: Ollo | Album: If Thief Remix EP | Catalogue number: APCD04
Ollo's second LP The If If, not only gets its title remixed for new EP If Thief (did you spot the annagram?) but also a number of its tracks, including the infectious single Campaign For Real Bread. Remixers on this seven tracker include producers of the moment 40 Thieves, locals Faux Pas, ex -Ninja Tuna Neotropic, long time buddy Dsico and the mysterious Hot C*ck. From introspective rethinks to ones made for the dancefloor, take the hint from the guy on the front cover, put your motor in reverse and come inside - because Ollo once again have the goods.
The album is available on CD available direct from 12 Apostles (via PayPal secure payment) or as a digital download from a anumber of major vendors. The cost for a copy of the CD is £6.99 if you are in the UK or Europe and £9.00 if you are elsewhere in the world. Prices include all our postage and handling fees.

The CD comes in digi-pack with art work from Triangle Square.

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Artist: The Crystal Sun | Album: Landscape | Catalogue number: APCD03
The debut studio recording from nu-prog pioneers The Crystal Sun. Landscape is steeped in a hazy late 60s/early 70s vibe meshed with a thoroughly 21st century take on the state of the planet.
Its epic scope takes in the full gamut from delicate pastoral passages to motorik riffage and mellotron freak-out, united by a singular dedication to crafting a warm and all enveloping sound that is in turns part krautrock, part vintage psych and part progressive rock.

"Freewheeling a sublime execution and inter blending of psychedelics, krautrock and progressive rock motifs whilst bathing the matrix with swells of ambient textures is disturbingly addictive as far as debut releases go that it could comfortably sit amid a record collections peppered liberally by outings by the likes of Amon Duul II, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and Van Der Graaf Generator while being equally compliant and more than a match for the current crop of ambient / psyche / atmospheric outfits such as Orb, Porcupine Tree and Sigur Ros... A transfixing release and with it an utterly essential listening experience." Losing Today

The album is available on CD available direct from 12 Apostles (via PayPal secure payment) or as a digital download from a anumber of major vendors. The cost for a copy of the CD is £7.99 if you are in the UK or Europe and £10.00 if you are elsewhere in the world. Prices include all our postage and handling fees.

The CD comes in a beautifully crafted replica gatefold sleeve (complete with inner sleeve) designed by Bunsen Industries featuring specially comissioned paintings from Barcelona’s Pablo El Cuchillo.

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Artist: Ollo | Album: The If If | Catalogue number: APCD02
This second, long-awaited album - from Sydney’s own ‘fun boy two’ Ollo is a meticulously crafted release. It draws together the critically acclaimed electronics of their 2002 debut Sleeper, with the imaginative vocal-pop, dub and acoustic elements of the ensuing singles. Whilst remixing, touring live and djing, these singles mapped a shifting landscape that ultimately informed the band’s most ambitious project to date, The If If. You may already know them from their masterful cover of Fun Boy 3’s The Lunatics [Have Taken Over The Asylum] (which won them many fans around the world including Linda Evangelistica and The Dissociatives), or their classic remix of The Dodgems Lord Lucan is Missing which came in at number 8 on the Radio 1 Festive 50.
"You know an album is going to be different when its opening line is 'I really should eat more bananas and get more exercise'. The second album from Sydney’s Ollo, The If If, doesn’t disappoint; it’s a strange and imaginative collection of anti-pop songs that uses simple, melodic electronica to create trance-like soundscapes... The result is an eerie and well crafted musical excursion where you never quite know where you’re heading, or where you’ve just been." Rolling Stone
"Combining the ambient sensibillities of Matthew Herbert and the lyrical reach of The Triffids, ollo return with a stunning and anthemic electronic workout ... essential stuff on the 12 apostles label." Rough Trade
The album is available on CD available direct from 12 Apostles (via PayPal secure payment) or as a digital download from a anumber of major vendors. The cost for a copy of the CD is £7.99 if you are in the UK or Europe and £10.00 if you are elsewhere in the world. Prices include all our postage and handling fees.

The CD comes complete with a 12 page booklet designed by Triangle Square.

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Ollo - The If If
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Artist: The Mavs | Record: Slightly Smutty EP | Catalogue number: AP08
The sound of the suburbs for the happy-slapped generation, The Mavs are on a mission to chronicle their life and times in Blair’s Fool Britannia. Rough Trade say "Fresh from medway in kent, the mavs are the smuttiest dang grime pedallers in the district y'all!!! merging grubby-assed electro funk with a phat slab of slick uk rhyming, the mavs are bringing something new to the table that we can all get down with."
This 12" record is a strictly limited pressing. The sleeve features sticker artwork by Starpower Artists' Collective. The cost for your very own copy of the record is £5.00 if you are in the UK or Europe and £6.50 if you are elsewhere in the world. Prices include all our postage and handling fees.
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Artist: Ollo | Record: Campaign For Real Bread | Catalogue number: AP66
Ollo, Sydney's favourite sons of electronica - last heard of storming to No. 8 in 2005's BBC Radio 1 Festive 50 with their mesmerising and majestic 'Lord Lucan is Still Missing' - are back with a splash of 7" pop genius - CAMPAIGN FOR REAL BREAD BREAD.

The flip side of Campaign For Real Bread features a dubtastic version of the classic Fun Boy Three track LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM which has proved to be a firm favourite at recent live outings including a critically acclaimed performance at The Great Escape (Sydney) and a show-stealing late night set at the 12 Apostles showcase Charabanc.

This 7" record is a strictly limited pressing of 1,200 copies. The sleeve artwork was designed by the ultra-hip Triangle Square and initial copies of the record ordered from us direct will come with a special FREE badge pack. The cost for your very own copy of the record is just £3.00 if you are in the UK or Europe and £4.00 if you are elsewhere in the world. Prices include all our postage and handling fees.
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Artist: ROC | Record: Sink a bite into life (remix by Dsico - that no talent hack) | Catalogue number: AP07
Aussie electrobrat Dsico's "Punk As Pussy EP" (12 Apostles) is still melting dancefloors, including recently - so we hear - courtesy of Bjork at The Stud in San Francisco. Other fans of Dsico's sluttish pop reductions include Mark Moore (S-Express), Tom Middleton, Jonny Slut (Ghetto), Disastronaut (Audiosushi) and a whole host of others.

Dsico returns to 12 Apostles stripping ROC's lavish pop track (from their new album "Night Fold Around Me") to an ice cool midnight prowl through the NYC backstreets. Karen Sheridan's dreamy vocal builds to a euphoric chorus, backed by Dsico's signature minimalist drum 'n' synth backbeat. High summer is here and Dsico is gonna be making sure we all get to sink a bite into it.

This record was a strictly limited pressing of 1,200 copies and is 1 sided. The non-playing side features a beautifully crafted knife and fork sticker design from Berlin-based graphic collective Bunsen Industries.
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Artist: ROC | Album: Night Fold Around Me | Catalogue number: APCD01
ROC's third album "Night Fold Around Me" is a sumptuous conconction of rock, electronica, disco, noise, torch songs and more. Branded perverse and uncategorisable, the US-UK trio blur musical genres to create diverse backdrops for singers Fred and Karen's raging and poignant sentiments. Breezy pop backs vicious lyrics, and intimate ballads feature bomb samples and ravaged guitars.
ROC's previous albums "ROC" and "Virgin" were widely-praised, not least by Radiohead and Orbital. But their approach earned them a reputation as troublemakers. Their first label Setanta sent an open letter to the music business warning people not to work with them. Q magazine(July 2006) says:"what held them back isn't their music but their attitude."
Luckily that attitude remains intact, as evidenced by the new album. Two tracks have already been released as limited singles: "Princess" was BBC 6music Single of the Week, and a grime-leaning remix of "Journey To The Centre Of Brixton" made Playlouder.com's Readers Poll Top 50.

Reviews for Night Fold Around Me:
"Urban paranoia and moody melody...ROC are an intriguing concern and this third album sees that continuing" Q ***
"Dreamy touches, enticing hazy vocals, stealthy beats and a very welcome sense of not entirely knowing where they're coming from or exactly what they've been listening to" new-noise.net
"a terrific collection of lush, intelligent electro pop full of beauty, tempered optimism and gallows wit" The Scotsman

The album is available on CD available direct from 12 Apostles (via PayPal secure payment) or as a digital download from a anumber of major vendors. The cost for a copy of the CD is £7.99 if you are in the UK or Europe and £10.00 if you are elsewhere in the world. Prices include all our postage and handling fees.

The CD comes complete with a six page booklet designed by the band and Starpower Artists Collective which features the lyrics to all the tracks.

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ROC - Night Fold Around Me
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Artist: ROC | Record: Journeys to the Centre of Brixton | Catalogue numbers: AP05 (12") AP55 (7")
US/UK trio ROC have released two acclaimed albums spanning everything from pure noise to pure pop, baffling and delighting critics in equal measure. Their pulverizing new 12" Journeys to the Centre of Brixton describes a crisis on a London tube, updating the Who's 5.15 as singer Karen goes out of her brain on the train - with howling tube samples as backdrop. In addition to the lead track the record features sumptuous reworkings from producers around the globe. Ollo ( Sydney djs whose "Lord Lucan Is Still Missing" for 12 Apostles enjoyed plays BBC Radio 1 and Australia's Triple J) return with an exquisitely forlorn remix. Chicago glitch-gang Oh Astro provide an unhinged mesmeric house version, and Bullet Proof Sounds makes a kaleidoscopic dance track drawing on drum and bass, electro and more. From distinct musical and geographical positions all make their own journey to ROC's Brixton centre.
The artwork for the 12" features a specially commissioned sticker from London-based print-maker Slim Salt.
In addition to our usual 12" offering we have also pressed a few hundred copies as a double-A-side 7" called Journey To The Centre of Brixton (AP55). This features the song in contrasting styles: one is a studio electro tune verging on grime, the other is a heads-down live rock version by ROC's current expanded live line-up.
Most of these copies are being used for promotional purposes but a limited number are available for sale. Costs are £3 for UK and Europe and £4 for the rest of the world. Prices include all postage and packaging costs.
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Journey to the centre of Brixton 12"
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Artists: Ollo, Hamster Dragster, Dsico, Foundation, Stefen Robinson | Record: Lord Lucan is still missing | Catalogue number: AP04
Lord Lucan is Missing, one of the iconic tracks of the punk era, was released in 1978 by Brighton punk band The Dodgems. Part of the Vaultage 78 compilation, it was well received by those in the know, including John Peel who invited the band to record a session for his Radio 1 show. The session became one of Peel’s favourites and continued to be dusted down and given a spin every so often over the next 25 years.

2004 - which saw both the 30th anniversary of Lucan’s disappearance and the untimely death of John Peel - was the perfect time for the track’s reinterpretation so 12 Apostles set about assembling some of the world’s most cutting edge artists to remix the track. The resulting record - Lord Lucan is Still Missing - is dedicated to the memory of John Peel and features Foundation, Ollo, Dsico, Stefen Robinson and Hamster Dragster, all bringing radical new interpretations to the original. Hand sprayed and stamped cover artwork by London's Starpower Artists' Collective.

This record was a strictly limited pressing of 1,200 copies and has had widespread airplay on stations as diverse as Radio 1 (UK) and Triple J (Australia), plus a host of other plaudits. We have a limited number still available for sale direct from here (via PayPal secure payment). The cost for your very own copy of the record is £5.00 if you are in the UK or Europe and £6.50 if you are elsewhere in the world. Prices include all our postage and handling fees.
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Artist: Girl Talk | Record: Stop Cleveland Hate | Catalogue number: AP03
Girl Talk is Greg Gillis. Girl Talk is from Cleveland. Girl Talk is 22. Girl Talk has just toured Japan. Girl Talk is growing his hair long. Girl Talk's Unstoppable CD has been charting on the Top 20 RPM Chart on CMJ. Girl Talk Has 2 full-lengths Out, a handful of compilation appearances, and this is his first EP. The track listing is as follows:- All Eyes on Me, Non-Stop Party Now, Touch 2 Feel, Cleveland Shake, Bang This In The Club, Can't Stop.
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Artist: Dsico | Record: Punk As Pussy EP | Catalogue number: AP02
A feverish electro rock through some classic pop favourites: from Nirvana to Lionel Ritchie this release is proof of the perverse sense of the absurd that pervades Dsico's work. The EPs five tracks are as follows:- smells like electro, cause u know just what 2say, crazy 4 moroder in love, 100% hot youth teens, taste my champagne. Hand sprayed and stamped cover artwork is by London's cult Starpower Artists' Collective.
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Artist: Foundation* | Track: I Believe in Punishment | Catalogue number: AP01
The first release from the 12 Apostles was a one sided 12" release featuring a bristling track from Frankfurt's Foundation* timed to co-incide with GWB's latest bout of international gunslinging. A one sided record for a one sided conflict with Foundation* spinnin' the wheels of steel on the axis of Evil Kneivel.
This record was a strictly limited pressing of 1,200 one sided white label copies. SOLD OUT
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