Noise is a quarterly music zine that showcases a different genre of music with each issue. The zine aims to serve a broad range of music listeners with a variety of tastes and varying levels of knowledge regarding each genre. With this in mind, Noise therefore serves as both a "beginners guide" to each genre, while remaining interesting to more well-versed listeners by providing in-depth information and exclusive interviews. Issue 2 focuses on Shoegaze—a genre born in the U.K. in the late 1980s, and popularized in the 1990s, that is known for its juxtaposition of glaring guitars against soft melodic vocals.
The magazine production mimics this juxtaposition with finely set type representing the soft vocals, and was printed on a risograph to evoke the fuzzy, distorted guitar textures and emulate the low-cost but mass-produced printing methods of the era.