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, it’s Lena Dunham’s first book to Ben & Jerry’s Bob Marley ice cream.
Book: Not That Kind Of Girl – Lena Dunham
“I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you with this book,” writes Lena Dunham in the blurb for her first book. In it, the creator, producer and star of Girls collates her personal essays taking in health, boys, friendship, existential crises and more, all presented with Dunham’s trademark dry wit, self-deprecation and acute insight.
BUY £11.89, amazon.co.uk
Boxset: Led Zeppelin: You Shook Me
This book and four-DVD boxset traces the journey of the legendary heavy rockers using extensive interviews with all four original members and rare footage. The book also includes track-by-track analysis and interview transcripts from their infamous 1977 US tour.
BUY £33, amazon.co.uk
Straight from the streets of East London comes Wordeo, a video messaging app that brings your words to life by fusing text, videos and music. Send fun messages like holiday postcards and birthday wishes to friends via Facebook, Twitter, email and more.
DOWNLOAD free from the Apple app store
Store: Fopp, Covent Garden
This branch in central London offers three floors of new releases and old classics. The shop also hosts instore events, with We Were Promised Jetpacks performing and signing copies of their new album ‘Unravelling’ on October 8 and Franz Ferdinand’s Paul Thomson popping in recently to DJ.
VISIT 1 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LL
Book: Obscure: Observing The Cure
Photographer Andy Vella has been shooting The Cure since 1981. This book collates some of his rarest previously unseen snaps, with input from the band’s frontman, Robert Smith, who contributes the foreword.
BUY £30, amazon.co.uk
Book: Great Lost Albums
This new book explores the ways music might have been changed by 50 albums that never actually existed. From Bob Dylan collaborating with Liberace to Kraftwerk’s Christmas album, it’s a surreal and lighthearted approach to what could have been.
BUY £12.99, waterstones.com
Ice Cream: Bob Marley ‘Satisfy My Bowl’ Ben & Jerry’s
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob’s ‘Legend’ album, Ben & Jerry’s special edition flavour combines banana ice cream and chocolate peace swirls. Proceeds go to the 1Love Foundation and Partners For Youth Empowerment. Visit the website for more info.
BUY £2.24, supermarkets