25/02/2013 11:45 GMT | Updated 26/02/2013 12:25 GMT

MUSIC BOX: One Direction At The Top, Henley Festival, Filthy Boy, Nadine Shah And Paper Crows


One Direction have crashed in at the top of the singles charts with their cover of Blondie's 'One Way Or Another' in aid of Comic Relief.

The 'X Factor' created group knocked last week's number one, 'I Could Be The One', by Avicii vs Nicky Romero into fifth spot after performing at the Brits.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's 'Thrift Shop' was unmoved at number two in this week's charts while Baauer's 'Harlem Shake', the song behind the latest viral internet dance craze, remained at Number Three.

One Direction weren't the only boys to see the Brits affect their sales. Ben Howard's stirring 'Only Love' jumped from 190th to number nine after he wowed the audience with it last week and won British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Artist.

And Justin Timberlake saw his single 'Mirrors' dazzle, jumping from 28th to number four after he performed the hit at the awards ceremony.

Emeli Sande found herself return to the top of the album charts after also taking the Brit Awards by storm. Sande, who won both Best British Female and Best Album, saw 'Our Version Of Events' rise from third to number one. Will the album ever stop being played?


If the idea of wearing wellies and denim shorts fills you with dread and you'd rather strut around with a Martini or champers in your hands than a cider, it's worth taking a look at the line-up for the Henley Festival.

The five-day music event with 'a touch of class' requires black-tie attire - no monkey onesies here - and is held on the banks of the River Thames.

The intimate festival, which has just 5,000 tickets available for each evening, has just announced that its line-up will include Jamie Cullum, The Beach Boys, Madness, Paloma Faith and a special James Bond Themed Gala Evening: Shaken & Stirred, featuring the music of James Bond movies.

The event takes place Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 July and tickets are on sale now here.

Or if it's a small and grimy gig you're after, Peckham guitar band Filthy Boy are going on tour to support the release of their debut album 'Smile That Won't Go Down' on 1 April. They've also been booked by Rob Da Bank to play at this year's Camp Bestival.

Check out the tour dates, including gigs in London, Nottingham, Bristol, Brighton, Sheffield and Oxford here and take a listen to their new tongue-in-cheek single 'Mental Conditions' below...


Fans of PJ Harvey and Ren Harvieu are likely to enjoy the brooding debut EP from Nadine Shah. 'Aching Bones' was released last year and now Shah is releasing anguished lead track 'Dreary Town' as a single on 15 April.

The singer-songwriter - who is of Norwegian and Pakistani parentage and hails from the small coastal village of Whitburn in north-east England - brings songs dark tales of lust and loss to her EP. The collection also features the singer's sinister take on the old Jazz standard 'Cry Me A River.' Shah has said she loved how she could “really twist the lyric and rather than sounding like a wounded woman you can be more of madwoman seeking revenge!”.

Take a listen to 'Dreary Town' below...

Indie electronic duo Paper Crows, featuring vocalist Emma Panas from London and keyboardist/producer Duncan McDougall from Glasgow, are preparing to release a new single.

To warm up for the occasion they're streaming three of their spacey, soothing tracks, 'Pieces of Yourself', 'Homebound' and 'Changing Colours'. The duo, who met at music college in Kilburn in 2010, have been compared to Bat for Lashes and Björk. Take a listen below...