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Saturday 21 June 2003

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56 THE LIST 22 May—:3 June 2003

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Country rock’s ‘Little Diva’ has skirted the hedgerow between credibility - her ‘If Love is a Red Dress (Hang me in Rags)’ appeared on the much loved Pulp Fiction soundtrack - and schmaltz - sugary love anthem ‘Show Me Heaven’ - throughout her solo career. Given that her latest album High Dive was written and recorded concurrent to marriage to her bass player and arranger Jim Akin, then, it was always unlikely she would set off on a gloomy direction.

Yet there remains a certain cult appeal to McKee’s work. Notwithstanding the Tarantino connection and the fact she’s the half-sister of Love’s Bryan MacLean, this may have something to do with her briet-but-signiticant time in the 805 with Lone Justice (a band who never attained anything like the success you would associate with Geffen signees and one-time openers for U2). As the new album - her first since 1996's Life is Sweet - proves, a decidedly tender-yet-precocious songwriting talent is the final ingredient, and one which should ensure these gigs are soaked in atmospherics.

(David Pollock)

I L/qmd Room, Edinburgh, Sun 25 May; K/ng Tut's, Glasgow, Mon 26 Mi’ly.