" is a song by Australian hard rock
, featured on their 2005 debut studio album Wolfmother
. Written by band members Andrew Stockdale
, Chris Ross
and Myles Heskett
, it was released as the second single
from the album in Australia on 26 February 2006.
Edited by Kris Moyes, the music video
for "White Unicorn" is made up of footage from various live performances, including at Big Day Out
, Meredith Music Festival
and MTV Live
, and was first aired in Australia on 7 April 2006.
A few months later, it was defaced by Kris Moyes with the help of a Disney Animator and re-released under the pseudonym Banditobruce in cooperation with Pav
at Modular. The band were later told about the piece of subterfuge at a party.
writer Cory D. Byrom said the following about the song:
In his review of Wolfmother
for music website allmusic
, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine identified "White Unicorn" as one of the highlights of the album, while Rolling Stone
writer Brian Hiatt described the song, in his review of the band's 2004 debut EP Wolfmother
, as a "Viking-horned anthem" containing "some of the tastiest fuzz-guitar tones recorded in years, and Jimmy Page-worthy chordal riffing".