HomeMusicReview: Appliance Appliance “Are You Earthed?” (Mute) Appliance is a suitable name for a band known for making its own musical appliances. One such is device is the Thrippler. This tone generator is a Hamlet tin filled with parts from old video and tape decks. However, such rampant experimentalism does not make their music a simple showcase for unexpected, novelty sounds. Instead, this is dressing for swirling, sound-filled melodic indie-pop with a distinct and driving beat.