White Town is an Indie-Pop musical project by Joyti Mishra in 1989 at Derby, England. White Town is considered as a "One-hit wonder" due to the very populare song "Your Woman" from his 1997 album Women in Technology. As of now, Jotyi has released five albums, eight EPs, and four singles under the name of "White Town".
White Town was formed in Derby, England in 1989. Joyti was influenced from a Pixies concert he saw. The name "White Town" came from Mishra's feelings on living in Derby. Originally White Town had Joyti, including a guitarist, bassist, and a drummer and they would play at local gigs. In 1990, the band released White Town, and eponomonus extended play on 7" vinyl. It was released on Joyti's -then indie label "Sayta Records". It is the only released Joyti has made with the label. The EP is currently avaible for free download on the White Town site.
By the mid-90's, the only remaining member was Joyti, in 1994, White Town's debut album, Socialism, Sexism & Sexuality, was released with little to no success. However, in 1997, White Town was signed to EMI and released Women in Technology. The album was successful due to the world-wide hit single "Your Woman". Later in '97, EMI dropped Joyti due to there poor relationship. Because of this, White Town is considered as a "One-hit wonder".
In 2000, the third White Town album named Peek & Poke was released. In 2005, White Town Contributed to Voyces United to UNHCR with the song, "The PNAC Canable". In 2006, White Town released their fourth album, Dont Mention the War. In 2011, Monopole was released.
Musical and Lyrical StylingsEdit
White Town's music is ussually categorized under Indie-Pop, Electronica, and Alternative Dance. White Town is also known for there "low-budget" ways of recording, ussually by 8-track recorders and computer programs. Lyrics for White Town songs would concern on society, political views, and relationships.
|1994||Socialism, Sexism & Sexuality
|1997||Women in Technology
|2000||Peek & Poke
|2006||Dont Mention the War
|1996||Abort, Retry, Fail?
|1998||Another Lover EP
|2006||A New Surprise
||Heavenly Pop Hits|
|1991||"All She Said"||Paresel||Non-Album Single|
|1997||"Your Woman"||Chrysalis/EMI UK||Women in Technology|
|1997||"Undressed"||Chrysalis/EMI UK||Women in Technology|
|2010||"Cut Out My Heart"||Bzangy||Non-Album Single|