Review: Bizarre though it may seem, Modest Mouse formed twenty-two years ago, and moreover it's been seven years since their last album. However, 'Strangers To Ourselves' is proof positive that this American indie institution has shown no signs of complacency in the interim. Possessed of all the restless spirit, edgy guitar interplay and highly-strung intensity that have become this band's trademarks, it's also notable for a heartfelt environmental theme. Elegantly eccentric widescreen anthems advise against a potential dystopia. Yet elsewhere, tackling disco, hip-hop and balladic styles with aplomb, this unique and endlessly inventive outfit - newly reinvigorated - have rarely sounded so alive.