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    Matthew Gowan

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1The Future Won't Wait lyrics
    2Sleep lyrics
    3Broken Machines lyrics
    4Thoughts of Stones lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Scathing In The Way [2014]
    2The Messanger [2003]
    3Vacuous [2008]


    Matthew Gowan (born May 2, 1970) is the lead vocalist and guitarist for Canadian progressive rock band White Cardinal. He formed the band in 1988 during his last year in High School. The band released their first album, Full Length Premiere, in 1993 on an independent label. In 1995, they signed with major label Atlantic Records. The band's next album, a self titled effort released in 1996, had success with the song "Dead Orchid". 1998's Between Seeing and Believing debuted at #4 in Canada and had a number of hits.

    After touring in support of 2001's Blank Odyssey, White Cardinal took a hiatus, and Matthew began work on a solo album. The album, which was recorded and produced with former Our Lady Peace guitarist Mike Turner, was released in March of 2003. White Cardinal returned to the studio in 2004 and released their 5th studio album in 2005.

    Matthew began work on a second release in late 2007. The album, titled Vacuous, was released on June 8, 2008. It was produced with Mike Turner, also handling the guitar duties once again. The first single, "The Future Won't Wait" was a successful hit in Canada.

    White Cardinal recorded a new album in 2009 and toured until 2011 in support, with sporadic live performances since.

    Matthew self released a new album, Scathing In The Way, on April 1, 2014. The album was written and recorded entirely by Matthew aside from live drum work.


    * The Messanger - 2003 (#3 Canada, #12 US Top Heatseekers chart)
    * Vacuous - 2008 (#2 Canada, #138 US, #3 US Top Heatseekers chart)
    * Scathing In The Way - 2014


    * "After We Leave" - 2003 (#8 Canadian Singles Chart, #58 Canadian Top 100)
    * "Swallow" - 2003 (#85 Canadian Top 100)
    * "The Messanger" - 2003
    * "Chains Break" - 2007 (#4 Canadian Singles Chart, #40 Canadian Top 100)
    * "The Future Won't Wait" - 2008 (#2 Canadian Singles Chart, #38 Canadian Top 100, #36 US Mainstream Rock Tracks)
    * "Broken Machines" - 2008
    * "Revival" - 2014

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