Who we are

📷 Daniel Nuderscher

ERNST is an indie rock band from Vienna, Austria offering a unique contrast of melancholic introspection and upbeat energy, creating a sound that is both hauntingly beautiful and undeniably catchy. ERNST draws inspiration from a range of genres, from grunge and punk to new wave.

The band consists of Nicole Salomon (vocals/guitar), Dan Courtney (synth/guitar), Ralf Grabuschnig (lead guitar/bass), Elias Marte (bass/keys) and Philipp Demuth (drums), with Elsbeth Reiss regularly joining on violin. They have been playing together since a coincidental meeting in their apartment building in 2021.

Their debut EP, Shard, was released in 2022, and has been praised for its thought-provoking lyrics, strong vocal performance, and innovative instrumentation.

With a focus on creating music that is relatable, honest and challenging, ERNST is a band that is unafraid to explore complex emotions and push the boundaries of their sound.

📷 Daniel Nuderscher

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Our members

Nicole Salomon - Vocals, Guitar​

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Dan Courtney - Synth, Guitar

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Ralf Grabuschnig - Guitar, Bass

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Elias Marte - Bass, Keyboard

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Philipp Demuth - Drums

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Elsbeth Reiß - Violin​

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