It's only natural that, over the festive period, there will come a point when you've had quite enough of cloying Christmas movies or fallen out with your entire extended family over who really won the last round of Monopoly. In those times, seek solace with these six programmes that will be airing on TV and radio during the holidays. Top Of The Pops BBC One WATCH: BBC One, December 25, 2pm; December 31, 4.15pm The chart show is reanimated for its festive double-header once again.
Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, in our Christmas special, it's features everything from a Gibson ES-335 to Dr Martens Lorne. Guitar: Gibson ES-335 Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Noel Gallagher all use the Gibson ES-335 when writing their indie anthems and entertaining crowds of thousands, so what better guitar to start penning your own future hits on?
2014 was the year the selfie went mainstream. Even though it was named 'word of the year' by the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, peak selfie was reached when pretty much every Hollywood star gathered together around Bradley Cooper's iPhone at the Oscars to say cheese:
With the recent news that The Libertines have inked a new recording deal with Virgin EMI – their first move to a major after a career-long partnership with Rough Trade – it seems pretty much certain that after 10 long years, we’ll finally see a third studio instalment from the likely lads. The quartet have spent the summer proving they can still cut the mustard live.
Meet Baltimore's finest odd couple. Sasha Desree is a suave, handsome and trained opera singer, hailing from New York; Mike Collins is a rambunctious, funky and trippy producer from Boston. Together, they're Silk Rhodes: the duo who got together in Baltimore and started to create weird, lo-fi takes on classic soul music. Their self-titled debut is tinged by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Prince, The Delfonics and Sly & The Family Stone, but given a minimal twist. "We were having an identity crisis of sorts, but we got around it by allowing it to be fun," Collins told NME.