Space March is the indie-synthpop project of Australian songwriter and producer, Craig Simmons.
Monumental is the third album from Space March released in September 2011. Mixing organic and synthetic elements, Space March binds these extremes with lilting melodies and emotive lyrics. Simmons worked with producer/engineer Mark Saunders (Pnau, Erasure, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Tricky, A-ha) to give Monumental an architectural sense of pop structure.
Also an artist and designer, Simmons created artworks to accompany each song on Monumental, which were exhibited at a gallery in Sydney and included as postcards in the special Digipak edition of the album.
With a mix of Beatlesque Britpop and psychedelic electronics, Space March's 2004 self-titled debut scored top spots in both the Chicago Reader's year-end list and the Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll, making Space March one of the first Australian synthpop artists to cross-over to the US indie scene. The 2007 follow-up album "Without This You Can Never Change" was more electronic and danceable than the debut but still retained an organic heart.
On Monumental, Simmons collaborated with vocalist Tania Doria performing as Electra-city. One of the highlights of the album is a 007-inspired song called 'Eye For An Eye' which is a dramatic duet between Simmons and Doria. Other notable tracks include 'American Girl'; 'Do You Remember My Name?'; 'Your Sex Appeal Is All That Matters'; 'Shadows' and 'Space Cowboy' which is the first videoclip for the album.