maandag 2 november 2020

Erase me

To celebrate the release of the new album (out now on Solar Lodge), we're happy to launch the third video:

zaterdag 19 september 2020

Pre-order the new album

Order the new album 'Echoes from the bardo' at!

Album preview:

There's also an ultra limited version (incl. T-shirt, pin, signed and numbered info sheet, digipack with lyrics booklet).
Pre-order the limited package at

vrijdag 14 augustus 2020

Introducing: 'Anywhere out there'

Production: PiGeOnEggs
Camera and editing: Geert Germonpré
Director and photography: Pieter Clicteur
Model: Sil Trfs

Pre-order the forthcoming album:
Listen on Spotify!

zaterdag 8 augustus 2020

A last teaser

Like a light in the dark
I can see you
Like a light in the dark
I want to see you
Again sometime
Anywhere out there

woensdag 1 juli 2020

Sinner's Day postponed

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Sinner's Day will be postponed until next year due to corona.

See you next year! We play on Sunday, October 31st 2021!

vrijdag 5 juni 2020

Between past and future

Between two worlds
Between past and future
Between two broken hearts
Between darkness and light

... the bardo

vrijdag 17 april 2020

Summer's cancelled! But...

I'm sure you've seen it flying around on the internet already: the autumn of 2020 is saved!

Your Life On Hold will be playing on Sinners' Day, which is pretty much the new B-plan for the cancelled W-Festival.

We play on Saturday October 31st. Full line-up: sinners

vrijdag 3 april 2020

Lockdown EP

As the corona virus is currently overshadowing the world, I’m pretty sure everyone’s life is ‘on hold’ right now. Our band name Your life on hold couldn't have been more abreast with the current news.
We hope everyone can stay safe and healthy in these strange and troubling times.
To ease the pain a little bit, and give a spark of light in these dark days in isolation, we’re happy to announce this digital Lockdown EP!
The Lockdown EP features two exclusive tracks (a third track exclusively on Bandcamp).

1. Dead tree (extended & merciless)
2. I can feel every part (version)
3. Dead tree (merciless radio edit) [Bandcamp only]

Release date: Friday, April 10th 2020
‘Dead tree’ was featured in its original version on the second album ‘My name is legion for we are many’ released by Solar Lodge. We believe these ‘merciless versions’ are the ultimate incarnations of this song, bringing the track to a higher level.

‘I can feel every part’ is an intimate and melancholic take on a new track which will be featured in a totally different arrangement on the forthcoming album ‘Echoes from the bardo’. The new album will be released by Solar Lodge shortly after summer.

Pre-order on Bandcamp and get the 'radio edit' immediately!
The EP will also be available on all digital platforms like Spotify, iTunes, etc.

vrijdag 20 maart 2020

W festival rescheduled!

Important news about the rescheduled W Festival, moving from May to August!

We’re playing on Monday, August 17th on the Bavik Stage (instead of May 22nd), together with our friends Ground Nero, The Arch and Haujobb and personal heroes Front 242 and Praga Khan!
If you bought a ticket already, please check if you want to switch days!
BAVIK STAGE - Monday, August 17th 2020

Ground Nero 12:00-12:45
Your life on hold 14:30-15:15
Haujobb 13:15-14:00
The Arch 17:05-17:55
Mark E Moon 15:45-16:35
Praga Khan 18:25-19:15
Front 242 20:45-21:45

donderdag 19 maart 2020

Echoes from the bardo

Your life on hold has always been about the melancholic but consoling soundtrack to a life of solitude and loss. It deals with the inner torments when life gets stuck in sorrow and despair. But the songs also offer a comforting touch for the troubled soul; they soothe the consuming feeling of desolation.

As the corona virus currently overshadows the world, I’m pretty sure everyone’s life is ‘on hold’ right now.

Maybe it’s the right time to tell you something more about the forthcoming album. It will be a concept album and will be called ‘Echoes from the bardo’.

I learned about the concept of the ‘bardo’ only after reading George Saunders’ ‘Lincoln in the bardo’. That book was okay-ish, but I definitely liked the idea of the bardo, the Tibetan term for the Buddhist ‘intermediate state’ between death and reincarnation. I especially like the way Saunders made it fit into another cultural narrative.

For me, the bardo seemed like the perfect symbolization for the whole idea behind Your life on hold. It’s the in-between world, that no-man’s-land between different stages in your life, between relationships, between darker days and better days. And sometimes… you’re stuck in the bardo for a long time.

The forthcoming album will be the soundtrack for this psychological no-man’s-land where dreams and fears are stuck together. But as always, there will be some light hidden in the shadow.

- John Wolf

(Btw, this is not the cover artwork for the album. Hang on a little more for that!)

donderdag 12 maart 2020

UK tour cancelled

It is with heavy hearts we have decided to cancel our mini UK tour that was about to start tomorrow.
While news and regulations are changing by the hour, European authorities have pretty much come to the same conclusion: do not travel. The situation is not just fluctuating and uncertain, it’s getting worse every minute.
Pretty much all concerts are being cancelled here in Belgium, and we see lots of colleagues deciding to postpone travel plans our even cancel their current tours in Europe.
Though it’s heartbreaking, we feel it would be wrong to leave on an adventure while authorities are suggesting otherwise.

zondag 23 februari 2020

maandag 2 december 2019

YLOH playing at Liège (B)!

Thank you to all who attended our very last gig in 2019 at De Blaaspijp in Koekelare!

In the meantime we are happy to announce a new 2020 date: YOUR LIFE ON HOLD + Party New Wave with Dj Gondrand - Saturday March 28th - Le Garage Creative Music, 27 rue Marengo, 4000 Liège (B)

(Picture: Trees Rommelaere)

2020 live shows booked so far:
Alternative Music Night 5
Friday March 13th
London - Camden (UK)
Fiddler’s Elbow
with Down from Above, Your Life On Hold, Grooving In Green and Still Patient?

Corrosion Fest
Saturday March 14th
Morecambe (UK)
The Alhambra
With John Merrick's Remains, Unquiet Dead, Your Life on Hold, Sometime the Wolf, Auger, Grooving in Green and Still Patient?

Sunday March 15th
Nottingham (UK)
The Chameleon
with Chaos Bleak, Your Life On Hold and Still Patient?

Saturday March 28th
Le Garage Creative Music
27 rue Marengo, 4000 Luik (B)

May 22nd
Expo - 8790 Waregem (B)
Your Life On Hold plays on Friday at the mainstage, the same day as Fields of the Nephilim, Diary of Dreams and other heroes. [more info]

zondag 17 november 2019

New video for 'Bruised'!

Happy to release this new video for ‘Bruised’ featuring live footage shot by DJ Cyberpagan during our performance at Gotham Sounds Festival in Hilden (D) earlier this year!
From the album ‘My name is legion for we are many’ released on Solar Lodge.

dinsdag 5 november 2019