The drum set was referred to as a trap set. But the history of The Velvet Underground is so strange, so unique to a particular epoch of American life, that it s hard to pinpoint the moral of the story. But that doesn t mean they were totally above or apart from the trends of the day, including folk-rock. Northern Ireland s indie legends Ash finally return down under this November for a headline tour. The slashing guitar power chords that cut across the heavily harmonised vocals of Alison Gross and Maddy Prior s lilting tones on Cam Ye O er Frae France verge on folk metal.