I'm sure many other members can help you more than I can, but if you want to know the FoTC influences for songs, I can give you a few.
They have a wide array of influences - I'd check the thread that has their interviews and reviews, because they often mention influences, like Hall and Oates, Simon and Garfunkel, eg.
Business Time was a take-off on Barry White's style
Inner City Pressure was the Pet Shop Boys
And now I've drawn a blank on the rest. Hope that was helpful, and good luck on your report.