White Town Resurface With ‘Peek’

White Town, which stormed the international pop scene in 1997 as a quintessential one-hit wonder act with “Your Woman,” is back. The nom de disque of Indian-born, English-based writer-performer Jyoti Mishra, White Town will release “Peek & Poke” in the U.K. on May 22 via Mishra’s Bzangy Groink label, distributed by Recognition/Universal.

It’s Mishra’s first album since “Women In Technology,” the Chrysalis release that housed the global hit. The label is named after the recording studio he owns in the city of Norwich in Norfolk, in England’s east country, where the artist is now based.

The 12-track “Peek & Poke,” White Town’s third, was again written, engineered, and produced almost entirely by Mishra, with additional vocals on “Another Lover” and “In My Head” by Sophie Clarke; the latter track also features acoustic guitar by Bruce Hunnisett.

“Your Woman,” recorded in a portable studio, soared to No. 1 in the U.K. in January 1997 and went on to reach No. 1 in seven other countries. In the U.S., it peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song spent 23 weeks on Music & Media’s Eurochart Hot 100 Singles tally

June 27, 2004. Reviews.