so the time has come for me to change the pickups on my mim strat, because I fancy a change, and some better ones too that can handle higher gain stuff too.

The music I want to play is Rock, Indie and a bit of metal.

I'm also going to sheild the guitar when I put the new pups in.

so what pups are best for me#?????

There are hundreds if not thousands of different pick-ups that can play rock/metal/indie, it's gonna be pretty hard for someone to recommend one to you with such little information.
"In modern music, a lot of people are really stuck on the example, asif it were the idea. It takes millions of examples to articulate an idea, so don't get stuck on the f*cking example." - Joshua Homme, 2008.
I have the same guitar and have installed Seymour duncan hotrails in neck & bridge positions, they're pretty nice and reduced the noise that was there with the standard pups