White Town is a techno-pop act from the United Kingdom, and is the work of one man, Jyoti Mishra. Mishra was born in Rourkela, India, on July 30, 1966, and has lived in England since the age of three. White Town is often regarded as a one-hit wonder for its 1997 song "Your Woman".
Mishra, a straight edger and ex-Marxist, often incorporates political concerns in his songs veiled in terms of personal relationships (as in his only hit). After a troubled working relationship with EMI Records, Mishra was dropped from the label in 1997. Since then, he has gone back to working with indie labels like Parasol Records. His album, 2000's Peek & Poke, received moderately enthusiastic reviews but sold poorly compared to his major label work.
In 2005, White Town contributed the song "The Pnac Cabal" to the charity album Voyces United for UNHCR.
A new 7" vinyl single, the "A New Surprise EP" was released in September 2006 by Swedish indie label Heavenly Pop Hits, and was...