Hailing from Milton on the New South Wales South Coast, HEIN COOPER was playing a small pub show when Franz Schuller, the manager of the band Half Moon Run, happened to catch his set. Blown away by the performance, Schuller invited Hein to write and demo his songs in Montreal and he was quickly signed to Indica Records.
After returning to Australia to continue playing shows (including national tours with Half Moon Run and Thelma Plum) and develop his sound, he headed back to Montreal in 2014 to play Canadian Music Week and record his debut self-titled EP with producer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National, The Local Natives, Hey Rosetta).
Hein’s blend of indie & pop and emotive lyrics are all woven together by his delicately desperate vocal performance. Throughout the EP there are strong themes of change, escapism and transformation particularly in “The Art of Escape” as Hein himself puts it: “It is a call to all of the wonderful displaced beings I have found in my life and more broadly everybody who feels alone in their own idealistic dreaming”.